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Baseball, softball drop series against NYU 1-3

By Zach Cihlar

Section: Sports

April 27, 2018

Brandeis baseball and softball both played four-game series against UAA Conference opponent New York University over the weekend of April 19-21.

Brandeis hosted NYU, playing four games over three days. The Judges, however, couldn’t convert the home field advantage to a win, dropping the series 1-3, extending their record to 3-22.

The team’s sole win came in the third game of the series, played on Saturday evening. Rookie Tommy Sand ’21 carried the Judges through the day, going three-for-three at bat. Hitting a double and two home runs, Sand scored a total of four runs for the Judges in the 7-5 win.

Victor Oppenheimer ’20 also helped the Judges out, hitting in three total RBIs throughout the Judges win. Mason Newman ’21 earned the win, pitching a total of 3.2 innings.

The softball team traveled to New York to play their series against NYU. Similar to the baseball team, softball dropped the series 1-3, despite earning a shutout win in the first game of the series.

The Judges came out firing in the first game of the series, winning 5-0 against the Violets. Scoring four runs in the second inning, the Judges capitalized on the early momentum, holding steady in the field to earn the no-run win.

Scottie Todd ’20 threw her second shutout game of the season and the fourth of her career. At bat, Todd was helped out by catcher Keri Lehtonen ’19, who batted in all five runs for the Judges. The highlight of the day came from Lehtonen’s bat in the second inning. With two outs and bases loaded, Lehtonen crushed a pitch, hitting a grand-slam homerun to put four runs on the scoreboard.

After dropping the series 1-3, Brandeis softball rallied back during the week, earning a sweep against Babson to advance their record to 11-17.

Both baseball and softball play another UAA conference series over the weekend of April 27-29. Baseball will travel down to St. Louis, MO to play against Washington University in St. Louis while Softball will host the Missouri team at Brandeis. The series is the last of both of the teams’ seasons.

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