WALTHAM, Mass. – Baseball junior Sean O’Neill of Reading, Mass., has been named the April 19 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.
O’Neill pitched the Judges to their first University Athletic Association (UAA) win of the season last Friday afternoon at NYU. He limited the Violets to two earned runs on eight hits as Brandeis picked up a 4-2 victory. O'Neill improved to 2-2 on the season as he tossed his first complete game since his rookie campaign. He struck out five and walked two, hitting one batter. O'Neill also kept the Violets at bay by inducing three double plays on the afternoon.
In his three seasons, O'Neill is 4-1 over the course of six starts against the Violets, with a 2.80 ERA (14 earned runs in 45 innings) and 27 strikeouts with just 10 walks. Overall for his career, in just over two seasons worth of work thanks to an injury that cut short his sophomore year, O’Neill is 8-4 with a 2.60 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 110.2 innings.
O’Neill and the Judges play host to UAA foes Washington University for a four-game series. The No. 20-ranked Bears come to town starting Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., with a Saturday doubleheader at noon and a single game at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
This is the second year of the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior. Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes
Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers. Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.
The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports. In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille. Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.
"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."
For more information on Brandeis baseball, visit the team’s web pages at www.brandeisjudges.com/sports/bsb.