April 30, 2008

Baseball rolls past Albertus Magnus, 17-0

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Eleven different players had hits and nine drove in runs today as the Brandeis University baseball team defeated a short-handed Albertus Magnus College squad, 17-0, on Stein Diamond.

Brandeis (18-16) scored nine runs in the second inning to seal the victory, as five Judges pitchers combined to allow just one hit while striking out 12 Falcon batters. Sophomore 1B Drake Livada (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) led the way for the Judges, going 2-3 with four RBI and game-high three runs scored. Sophomore James Likis (Cambridge, Mass.) was 2-5 with three runs scored and two of the squad's seven doubles on the day. Senior CF Chuck Sheehan (Lexington, Mass.) was 2-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a triple. Senior Pat Mathews (Easton, Mass.) and rookie Pat Nicholson (E. Walpole, Mass.) also had two RBI for the Judges.

Sophomore Drew Brzozowski (Concord, Mass.) struck out eight of the 12 batters he faced in four innings of work, while senior Brandon Pick (E. Williston, N.Y.) tossed one hitless inning to get his first career win.

Albertus Magnus sophomore SS Cameron Giordano (Hamden, Conn.) broke up the Judges' no-hit bid with a double in the sixth-inning of the seven-inning contest.