Brandeis baseball puts up a six-run sixth to defeat Rochester, 10-3

SANFORD, Fla. -- Four different players had two RBI and sophomore lefty Tyler Robinson (Manotick, Ontario) struck out six in 8.1 innings of work today as the Brandeis University baseball team bounced back from an earlier loss to defeat the University of Rochester, 10-3, in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest played at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Fla.

Brandeis (3-2, 2-2 UAA) got on the board quickly, as junior RF Ben Dashefsky (Massapequa, N.Y.) singled home sophomore CF Chuck Sheehan (Lexington, Mass.), who had walked. Sheehan drew a bases-loaded walk in the second to force home senior C Phil Aurigemma (Westborough, Mass.), who had been hit by a pitch.

Rochester (1-5, 0-3 UAA) got to Robinson in the third for the only time all day, scoring three runs. One run came home on a Brandeis error, another on a double steal with C Brian Palma coming home and the third on a sacrifice fly by RF Frank Infuma.

The Judges bounced back in the sixth inning, sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six runs. Aurigemma scored the tying run when the Yellowjackets tried to pick off senior 1B Chris Navis (Walpole, Mass.) and threw the ball away. Senior SS Zach Golden (Milton, Mass.) drove in the game-winning run. Golden scored on a Dashefsky double followed by junior DH Jon Winston's (Nanuet, N.Y.) first home run of the season. Brandeis added two runs in the ninth inning as Aurigemma doubled home LF Dave Almeida (Bridgeport, Conn.) and Golden plated Navis later in the inning.

Robinson was able to survive giving up seven Rochester hits after the 'Jackets' three-run third, stranding seven opponent runners. In 8.1 innings pitched, he gave up three runs all earned and struck out six while walking none. Senior Aaron Landes (Southboro, Mass.) got the last two outs to close the contest.

At the plate, Sheehan, Golden, Dashefsky and Winston all finished with two RBI, while Navis, Sheehan and Aurigemma all crossed the plate twice.