Graduate students Mike Khoury (GRAD) and Luke Hall (GRAD) each homered and Mason Newman (GRAD) pitched six quality innings as the Judges staved off a late charge to defeat Trinity 15-9. With the win, Brandeis is now 2-2.
Brandeis scored nine runs in the first three innings. Steven Simon ’23 led the game off with a single. Khoury doubled Simon home and scored on Hall’s two-run homer. Khoury hit a two-run homer in the second to give Brandeis a 5-0 lead. With two outs in the top of the third, Brandeis loaded the bases with three straight walks. Sam Nugent ’23 doubled to right, bringing in two runs. A passed ball brought in another run. After Simon walked, Khoury singled in Nugent.
Trinity scored twice in the bottom of the fourth. Brandeis answered by scoring a run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Brandeis added three more runs in the ninth to take a commanding 15-5 lead heading into the final half inning. The Bantams scored four runs all with two outs in the inning, but Gavin Dauer ’22 induced a pop-up to end the threat and secure the win.
Khoury went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Hall went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in. On the mound, Newman was dominant in his first win of the season, pitching six innings, allowing just two runs and striking out two.
Brandeis will host Saint Joseph’s of Maine on Friday, March 18 at Stein Diamond at 4 p.m..