WALTHAM, Mass. - The Brandeis University baseball team droppedboth ends of a doubleheader to #6 Trinity College (Conn.) in Sundayafternoon's matchup. The Judges had a 4-2 advantage goinginto the sixth inning of the first game before giving the game upand losing 10-4. In the second game, the Bantams scored eightruns in the top of the fifth to go on to win, 13-3. With theloss, the Judges drop to 15-21 while Trinity moves to 24-4 on theyear.
The story on the day was the duo of the Bantams' three and fourspot hitters. Senior C Sean Killen (Greenfield, Mass./Greenfield)and junior 1B Kent Graham (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) went7-for-15 combined with six runs scored and eight RBI.
Brandeis senior P James Collins (s. Boston, Mass./BB&N) gave up only three earned runs in five inningswith a win lined up before Trinity gave him the no-decision. He struck out four and gave up seven hits. Brandeis picked upa 4-2 lead in the bottom of the second inning after Trinity hadscored one run in each of the first two innings. Thehighlight of the inning was a two-RBI double by Brandeis CArtie Posch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) to put theJudges ahead 3-2. Posch was then driven in by a sacrifice flyto centerfield by rookie CF Sean O'Hare (Southampton,Mass./Hampshire Regional).
Trinity would be held scoreless until the top of the sixthinning as the Bantams scored three runs to go up 5-4. Theyadded to their 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh as they put up afive spot to go onto win, 10-4. The Bantams startingsophomore P Andrew Janiga (Ellington, Conn./Ellington) threw acomplete game with seven strike outs and scattering five Brandeishits.
In the second game Brandeis fell down early, as Trinity scoredthree runs in the first two innings. Brandeis got on theboard in the bottom of the third to score two runs on aO'Hare two-run home run to centerfield. TheBantams answered again in the top of the fifth inning. Theywould score eight runs on seven hits as 12 batters stepped to theplate in the inning.
The Judges have five more games remaining and look to rebound atAmherst on April 27, at 4:00 p.m.
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