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Baseball team loses to Roger Williams in Extras

By Charlie Romanow

Section: Sports

April 25, 2014

Despite a strong 10-inning performance by Kyle Brenner ’15 on the mound, the baseball team lost to Roger Williams University 3-2 on Thursday, April 17 at home.

The Judges had a 2-0 lead that lasted five innings until the eighth. After striking out the side in the second, Brenner stepped to the plate to deliver the first hit of the game. Cameron Shaw ’15 singled to advance Brenner. Next at bat, Dominc Schwartz ’14 laid down a sacrifice bunt to forward the two runners into scoring position. After a strikeout left Brandeis with two outs, Sam Miller ’16 hit a single to first base to bring home Brenner. Brian Allen ’15 then singled to center field, scoring Shaw. The Judges would have runners on the corners in the fourth but an attempted steal by Allen ended the inning without a run. Caulin Rogers hit a hard shot to the left field wall to start the sixth but was thrown out at second by Brian Ing ’14. After having argued the call, Hawks head coach and Brandeis alumnus Derek Carlson ’91 were ejected between the half innings for arguing calls.

Prior to the eighth inning, the Hawks had only two hits, the first not coming until the fifth inning. Shawn Cariglio singled through the right side in the eighth. The next two batters got out, but Rogers singled to further the offense. Player Jamie Timothy doubled down the right field line to bring home both runners and tie the game. The remaining innings during regulation were uneventful, moving the game into extras. Mike Barry, having entered the game in the eighth to pinch-run reached first on a bunt single to begin the tenth. He advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and made it to third on a groundout by Mike Thomas. With two outs and the leading runner on third, the pressure was on Rogers, but a wild pitch brought Barry home for the lead. The Judges would not go down quietly. Ing tried to tie the game by moving toward home from second base on a single but was thrown out in the attempt. Brenner stepped to the plate with two outs and Greg Heineman ’16 and Ryan Tettemer ’17 on first and second, respectively. After throwing 116 pitches and striking out 10 during a career-long outing, he could not bring home a run.

The third and fourth batters in the lineup, Heineman and Brenner, each had two hits, as did Sam Miller. Brandeis’ only extra base hit of the day came in the third from Brenner. The Hawks Rogers led the game going 3 for 4. Brenner‘s moves to a 3-4 record this season despite allowing only seven hits and no walks. He is tied for second in Division III for complete games this year, while leading the conference, recording his sixth full outing. Roger Williams’ had three pitchers on the mound. Tyler Pogmore shifts to 3-0, pitching the final two innings of the game. Starter Sean Boyle allowed two runs on eight hits, striking out six in seven innings. The Hawks Carlson was an assistant coach at Brandeis from 1991-1996 after serving as the team captain and earning All-Conference honors three times. In the end, Brandeis outhit Roger Williams 12-7.

The Hawks move to 20-11, while, after an 11-inning win against Curry, the Judges are 13-15. Brandeis faces Salve Regina University on Friday in Rhode Island and travel to Trinity College for a doubleheader on Sunday.

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