Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
BASEBALL SHUTS DOWN BRANDEIS FOR 4-1 NON-LEAGUE VICTORY
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 4, Brandeis 1
At Waltham, MA
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Game Box Score
|Sophomore Ed Bernstein earned his first
career save in the game
WALTHAM -- The visiting Tufts University baseball
team held host Brandeis University to just one run on six hits while
making the most of their lead-off opportunities as the Jumbos took a
4-1 decision on Stein Diamond today.
Tufts (6-13) used lead-off hits in the second, third
and fourth innings to score single runs in each frame. Sophomore RF
Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) was the catalyst in two of those
innings, leading off the second with a double and the fourth with a
triple. He came home on an Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) grounder
and a Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA) sacrifice fly. The Jumbos'
other early run came when senior CF David Katzman (North Andover,
MA) singled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a
single by senior 3B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA).
Brandeis (11-14) sophomore starter Pat Nicholson
(East Walpole, MA) allowed Tufts base-runners in the sixth through
eighth innings, but was able to dance around the trouble. Meanwhile,
the Judges' bats were relatively silent against Tufts rookie starter
Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL) and sophomore Derek Miller
(Whitman, MA), who allowed just four hits through 7.2 innings.
Miller encountered trouble with two out in the
eighth though, when sophomore pinch hitter Eric Rosenberg (Oakland,
NJ) dropped a single into short right field. Miller then issued a
walk, followed by a balk and another walk by rookie Dave Ryan
(Trumbull, CT). Tufts coach John Casey summoned junior Tom Hill
(Robbinsville, NJ) from the pen, and he got the final out of the
inning, a grounder to short, on his first pitch.
Tufts added an insurance run in the top of the ninth
on another Bankoff RBI, while the Judges snapped their scoring
drought with a lead-off home run by junior 1B Drake Livada (Cape
Elizabeth, ME). After junior 2B Jon O'Brion (Portland, ME) singled
and rookie RF Andrew Cohen (Beverly Hills, CA) reached on a
fielder's choice, Hill threw two wild pitches and issued a walk to
Brandeis rookie SS Sean O'Hare (Southampton, MA). That brought Casey
to the hill again, getting sophomore Ed Bernstein (Foxboro, MA).
O'Hare stole second to put two runners in scoring position, but
Bernstein got a strike out and a fly ball to deep center field that
died just short of the fence to secure the save.
Tufts, which managed just four runs despite 12 hits
and four walks, was paced by Bankoff, who was 3 for 4 with two RBI.
Katzman, who reached in all four plate appearances, finished 3 for 3
with a walk and a run scored. Rose was 2 for 5 with two extra-base
hits, a double and a triple, and two runs scored. DeGoti earned the
win, improving to 1-0 with four innings of three-hit ball, with no
walks and two strikeouts. Bernstein earned his first save.
Brandeis got four of their six hits from two
players. Livada, who was 2 for 4, hit his second home run in as many
games and the seventh of his career. O'Brion was also 2 for 4.
Nicholson suffered the loss, falling to 4-3, going 8.2 innings and
giving up four earned runs while striking out two.
Brandeis is next in action on Saturday when they
travel to Western New England College for a noon doubleheader, while
Tufts hosts Middlebury in a NESCAC inter-division twin-bill Friday
at 1:30 pm.