April 1, 2007

Baseball climbs back over .500 with 6-3 win at UMass-Dartmouth

NO. DARMOUTH, Mass. -- Senior right fielder Ben Dashefsky (Massapequa, N.Y.) went 3-4 with a double and three RBI today to lead the Brandeis University baseball team back over the .500 mark with a 6-3 win at UMass-Dartmouth.

Brandeis (7-6) scored two runs in the top of the first without benefit of a hit. Dashefsky and senior SS Zach Golden (Milton, Mass.) both drew one-out walks and moved to second and third on a passed ball. Senior LF Jon Winston (Nanuet, N.Y.) opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly, while Golden came home on a wild pitch.

UMass-Dartmouth (4-10) tied the contest in the bottom of the frame. Rookie 3B Reid Burns (Westport, Mass.) led off with a single and moved to third on sophomore LF Peter Gomez’s (Bridgewater, Mass.) double. Sophomore 2B Dave Ogorzalek (Rockfall, Conn.) drove in one run with a sacrifice fly, and a single by junior 1B Dylan Zygmont (Swansea, Mass.) tied the game. Burns’ RBI single in the third gave the Corsairs a 3-2 lead.

The Judges reclaimed the lead in the fourth inning on RBI singles by junior CF Chuck Sheehan (Lexington, Conn.) and Dashefsky. Dashefsky added two more insurance runs with a two-run double in the sixth.

That was all that rookie Drew Brzozowski (Concord, Mass.) needed, as he limited the Corsairs to six hits in 8.1 innings to earn his second victory against no defeats. He held UMD to just two hits after the second inning, and retired the last 11 batters he faced, striking out six and walking just one on the day.