May 28, 2003

Kutler, Deeb Named to All-New England Team

May 28, 2003

The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Coaches Association will hold its 29th annual All-Star Game at Fenway Park on Thursday, May 29 at 12:00 noon. Among the University Division Roster are Brown University juniors Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) and Bobby Deeb (West St. Paul, MN).

Kutler, an outfielder and one of the tri-captains of the 2003 squad, was named to the Division I First Team. Earning Second Team All-New England honors was Deeb, second baseman and also one of the tri-captains on the 2003 squad.

Kutler, started in every game this season for the Bears and was a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selection for his performance. Kutler hit .355 in League play, he led the team in RBI driving in 22 runs in the conference. Against Ivy teams, Kutler, had a .974 fielding percentage, starting in all 20 Ivy League games. He had 27 hits, including seven doubles and three homeruns.

Overall, Kutler led the squad in batting average at .369. He also led the team in hits (66) and RBI (44). Kutler was one of four Brown Bears to hit five homeruns this season and stole 14 of his attempted 20 bases. Kutler drilled 14 doubles and scored 28 runs on the year. He finished the 2003 season with a .973 fielding percentage.

Deeb also started in every game for the Bears this season. He was an All-Ivy Second Team selection, hitting .390 in the conference. He had 32 hits including seven doubles and three homeruns. Deeb drove in 11 runs in Ivy action and had a .941 fielding percentage.

Overall, Deeb finished the season batting .360, he led the team in both stolen bases and runs scored. On the year Deeb stole 22 of his attempting 26 bases and scored 44 runs. He also led the team in triples with three, he was second in hits with 64 and third in doubles, with 12. On the year Deeb drilled four homers and drove in 19 runs.

The All-Star game features the University Division (Division I) against the College Division (Division II and III). The University Division holds a commanding 19-7-1 lead in the series, which includes a 14-game winning streak from 1985-1998/ The University team won 7-5 last season.