Brandeis’ baseball team continues strong season
The Brandeis baseball team has continued their impressive season which started on March 4th. This week, the Judges defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology twice with scores of 13-1 and 15-2. This double header occurred at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough. These wins bring the team to a winning streak of three games in a row and a record of 7–2 overall. Currently the team has a batting average of 0.380, an on- base percentage of 0.457, a slugging percentage of 0.643 and has played in nine games.
Judges 13, Leopards 1
The game started off with Victor Oppenheimer ’20, Mike Khoury ’21 and Isaac Fossas ’21 bringing the team to nine runs scored as well as three doubles, two home runs and two stolen bases. Khoury made a two run blast, resulting in all the points the Judges needed for the whole match. Oppenheimer started a two-run job in the sixth inning, ending the game’s scoring. Fossas closed up with two doubles on the day. Sophomore Mason Newton ’21 threw his first collegiate complete game. He only allowed one run, a third inning home run to a Wentworth opponent. During the game, Newman threw 76 pitches, 51 of those were strikes.
Judges 15, Leopards 2
In the second game against the Leopards, nine Brandeis players had hits as well as 10 players scored runs making it a complete sweep for the Judges. Additionally, Brandeis’s Dan Frey ’21 knocked a single and gave the Judges a score of 2–1. Catcher Luke Hall ’21 lined out to center, followed by a tag and score from third by Fossas. In the fourth inning, Nick Yanco ’21 made a three run home run for the Judges. Cam Roberts ’22 got the Judges on a strong start. Roberts received his first collegiate win.
The Judges next face Suffolk University on Thursday followed by Salem State University. As of this week, the Judges have had 300 at bats, 96 runs and 114 hits. Of the hits, 26 of those are doubles and four triples. In current University Athletic Association standings the Judges are ranked third behind New York University and Washington University in Saint Louis but above Case Western Reserve University and Emory University.
The Judges are led by head coach Derek Carlson and assistant coaches Chris Morris and Peter Allain as well as captains Dan Schupper ’19, Oppenheimer, Dan O’Leary ’20. They are part of what has made the team successful so far this season.
In an interview with the Justice, Alex Parrott ’21 stated, The sky’s the limit for this team. With that being said, we’re focused on winning one game at a time and hopefully earning a postseason berth.” Additionally, Parrott stated, “Be sure to come out and support us at all of our home games!”
Additionally, Parrot is the first individual leader for batting averages in UAA with an average of 0.484, followed by teammate Hall in fourth with 0.455 and Oppenheimer with a 0.42 average.