|Runs Per Game||4.2||5.2|
|Hits Per Game||8.1||9.3|
|Opp. Batting Avg.||.283||.307|
The Lions are winners of four-straight after sweeping Brown last weekend and knocking off Fordham, 10-1, Wednesday.
The Tigers dropped 2-of-3 to Penn last weekend. Princeton and Harvard were slated to play a midweek Ivy League series after their initial dates were postponed due to weather, however, more rain on Monday forced the set to be changed to April 24-25 in Princeton.
Columbia is 100-126-3 all-time against Princeton. Last year, the Lions swept the Tigers on the road thanks to a monster weekend from Chandler Bengtson. Bengtson went 7-for-17 (.412) a pair of homers and 11 RBI in four games.
PRINCETON PLAYERS TO WATCH
Jesper Horsted | Jr. | OF
.300 • 16 R • 10 RBI
Joseph Flynn | Jr. | INF
.261 • 4 HR • 19 RBI
Eli Kimbell | So. | RHP
7 APP • 2-0 • 1.71 ERA • 2 SV • 22 K
On Saturday, Columbia will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 Ivy League Championship squad. Members of the team will be honored between games of the Lions' doubleheader. Columbia posted 22 victories and was 15-5 in Ivy League play to break a 31-year title drought and became the first team to reach the NCAA Tournament since 1976.
BURY NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK
Reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Freshman All-American Julian Bury earned conference Player of the Week honors after hitting .500 last week with four RBI, three runs and a pair of steals in four games. The
Bury became the fourth consecutive a fifth overall Lion (McGill, Kanemaru, Engel, Bengtson) to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors on April 16. 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 first.
BROTHERS IN ARMS
Columbia's pitching has allowed just one run in its last 22 innings of work, dating back to the middle game at Brown on April 15. Jordan Chriss has made two straight appearances on the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll and has a 1.42 ERA with 12 strikeouts compared to one walk in his last four appearances (12.2 IP). Additionally,
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Senior catcher Lane Robinette has been solid behind the plate all season long, leading the Ivy League in runners caught stealing (11), but has been picking things up with the bat of late. In his last seven games played, Robinette is hitting .400 (6-15) with four doubles a homer and six RBI.