April 14, 2006

Bridgewater State hands baseball 9-2 setback

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Bridgewater State College baseball team scored three runs in three different innings today to defeat the host Brandeis University Judges, 9-2, on Stein Diamond today.

Bridgewater State (8-14) got hits from eight out of nine positions in the batting order. Junior CF Andrew Dillon (Whitman, Mass.) had the most productive day for the Bears, going 3-5 with three runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base. He drove in the Bears' second run with a single in the second inning and, after stealing second, scored what proved to be the winning run on an RBI single by rookie 1B David Kiloski (Lowell, Mass.). Sophomore DH Steve Smith (East Taunton, Mass.) was 2-4 with an RBI and two run scored, while senior 3B Tim LaConte (Norton, Mass.) was the only other multiple hitter, going 2-5 with an RBI.

Brandeis (14-8-1) jumped out early with a run in the first inning when a sacrifice fly by junior DH Jon Winston (Nanuet, N.Y.) plated sophomore CF Chuck Sheehan (Lexington, Mass.), who had walked and moved to third on a single by senior SS Zach Golden. After BSC plated three in the third, Brandeis climbed within one in the bottom of the fourth, after Golden was hit by a pitch, stole second and came home on an RBI single by rookie RF Mike Alfego (Shrewsbury, Mass.)

The Bears responded in the fifth, as the first three hitters singled to score one run with Dillon's second RBI of the contest. Sophomore catcher J.T. Mooney (No. Attleboro, Mass.) plated a run with a sacrifice fly, while LaConte's RBI made the score 6-2. Bridgewater State tacked on three unearned runs in the sixth inning for the final score.

Senior Scott Favreau (Tewksbury, Mass.) improved to 2-4 on the season for the Bears with five innings of two-hit ball. He struck out three and walked just one. Rookie Mark Zuccaro (Hanover, Mass.) allowed just three Brandeis base-runners over the final four innings to earn his first career save.

Brandeis starter Peter Goodridge (Salem, Mass.) suffered the loss, going four innings and giving up four earned runs on seven hits. He falls to 0-1 on the season.

Brandeis is next in action on Patriot's Day when they host UMass-Dartmouth at 3:00 p.m. BSC is at Framingham State for a MASCAC doubleheader tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.