Judges drop third straight, 6-2, to W&L

Judges drop third straight, 6-2, to W&L

PEORIA, Ariz. - On February 21, Brandeis' University baseballteam lost its third straight game, 6-2, to Washington and Lee. A 2-2 tie going into the seventh inning was snapped byWashington and Lee as they produced four runs on four hits and twoerrors.  With the loss, Brandeis falls to 2-3 on the year,while Washington and Lee moves to 4-1 with the victory.

Washington and Lee opened the scoring in the first inning. Senior CF Terrence McKelvey (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) led offwith a double to right-center field.  He stole third and thenscored on a pass ball.  Brandeis answered in the fourth assenior 2B Nick Gallagher (Southboro, Mass./St.John's) singled to right field.  Gallagher moved to secondafter junior 1B Drake Livada (Cape Elizabeth,Maine/Cape Elizabeth) was hit by a pitch.  He then got tothird on a wild pitch by General sophomore Gregg Laswell (Houston,Texas/ Memorial).  With one out, rookie LF JonChu (Hollis Hills, N.Y./ Bronx Science) rolled one over tosecond to drive in Gallagher. 

Brandeis picked up their second run in the top of the fifth totake a 2-1 lead.  Senior DH Mike Alfego(Shrewsbury, Mass./St. John's) led the inning off with a single toleft field.  Sophomore CF Tony Deshler(Pepperell, Mass./Lawrence Academy) and junior 3B JamesLikis (Cambridge, Mass./Cambridge Ridge and Latin)followed by adding in two singles to load the bases for theJudges.  Junior C Artie Posch (Hopedale,Mass./Hopedale) was then walked by Laswell which allowed Alfego toscore.  Laswell was now in a jam as the Judges had basesloaded with no outs.  Laswell got out of the inning with atimely 1-2-3 double play and then a strike out.  

The Generals came back in the bottom half of the sixth inning totie the score at 2-2 on an RBI single by senior Andrew Henderson(Atlanta, Ga./Pace).  They took control of the game in thebottom of the seventh, when they scored four times on four hits andtwo errors which proved to be the offense needed for thevictory.    

In the loss, Alfego and sophomore LF TonyDeshler (Pepperell, Mass./Lawrence Academy) were the onlytwo Judges with multi-hit games as they each went 2-for-4 from thedish.  Sophomore P Justin Duncombe (CanyonCounty, Calif./Canyon) got the no-decision he wentfive-and-two-thirds innings, striking out three and allowing tworuns on seven hits and five walks.