PRINCETON, N.J. – Sophomore Julian Bury made it four consecutive weeks a Columbia baseball student-athlete has been selected Ivy League Player of the Week. Bury helped the Lions sweep a three-game series at Brown, going 8-for-16 (.500) with four RBI, three runs
The Lions are the first Ivy League club to produce four-straight Player of the Week honorees and also own the distinction of having five different Player of the Week award winners in the same season, which is also believed to be a conference-first.
Bury recorded at least a hit in all four contests and started the series against the Bears with a pair of three-hit performances. He drove in the Lions' first run of the game and added a steal of home in an 8-2 victory in the series opener in Providence. The next day, the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, native scored the first run of the game to give Columbia an early lead before Brown jumped in front, 4-1. In the Lions' seventh-inning comeback, Bury plated the tying run and in the ninth pushed a perfectly placed bunt to the right side of the infield to drive in the winning run. In the finale, his lone hit kept an inning alive to help score an important insurance run in the ninth inning of a 2-0 victory.
Sophomore pitcher Jordan Chriss, who posted seven innings of one-run ball with four strikeouts, was recognized with his second straight appearance on the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll.
Columbia will return home this Wednesday to take on Fordham at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The contest will also be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.