Baseball drops UAA opener, 3-1, to Emory

SANFORD, Fla. -- The Brandeis University baseball team dropped its University Athletic Association (UAA) opener today, 3-1, to the Emory University Eagles. The contest was played at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Fla.

Brandeis (1-1) fell behind in the first inning when Emory RF Brian Langbord hit a solo home run of senior starter Tim Dunphy (Cambridge, Mass.). The Judges answered in the bottom of the inning with an unearned run scored by sophomore CF Chuck Sheehan (Lexington, Mass.). Sheehan reached on a dropped third strike, moved to second on a single by senior SS Zach Golden (Milton, Mass.) and scored on an Eagle error.

Unfortunately, that was the only offense Brandeis could muster against Emory (13-1) starter Jason Glushon, who allowed just four hits on the day while striking out 10. The Eagles scored the game-winning run in the fourth inning with a solo home run by catcher Griffin Baum and added an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by CF and leadoff hitter David Hissey.

Dunphy ended up going seven innings for the Judges, allowing eight hits and three earned runs. He walked three and struck out two. No Brandeis hitter had more than one hit.

The Judges are next in action against Case Western Reserve University tomorrow at 10 a.m.