ATLANTA, Ga. – The Brandeis University baseball team dropped its first University Athletic Association contest of the season this afternoon as the Judges suffered an 11-1 loss at Emory University. Brandeis falls to 9-6 overall on the season, 0-1 in the UAA. The Eagles improve to 8-10, 1-0 UAA.
The Judges' offense was held in check by Emory's Jack Moore, who allowed just three hits and one earned run in a seven-inning complete game. He struck out six and walked four. Moore held the Judges hitless until the sixth inning and scoreless until the seventh. Junior Victor Oppenheimer (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade) knocked in Brandeis's run with a single in that frame, plating pinch-hitter Donnie Weiss III (Swampscott, Mass./St. Mary's). Moore improved to 2-2 on the season.
For Brandeis, junior Greg Tobin (Medfield, Mass./Catholic Memorial School) suffered the loss, giving up eight hits and seven earned runs in five innings. He struck out three and walked two, also hitting a pair of Emory batters. He fell to 2-1 on the season.
Emory scored four runs off Tobin in the third inning, with DH Zeke Diamond and first baseman Bubby Terp each driving in two runs in the frame. The hosts added three more runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and scored three times against a pair of Brandeis relievers in the sixth to end the game early by the UAA's 10-run rule. The Eagles finished with 12 hits, including three by second baseman Richard Brereton, who stole a base but was caught three other times, once on a Tobin pickoff and twice by Brandeis sophomore catcher Luke Hall (Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown). Diamond led the Eagles with three runs scored. Shortstop Ryan Adelman's RBI double in the fifth inning was the only extra-base hit of the contest.
The two teams resume their four-game series tomorrow with a noon doubleheader.