Baseball Downs Brandeis, 7-3

Senior outfielder Dan DeMello
Senior outfielder Dan DeMello

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Junior right-hander John Quigg (Weymouth, MA/Archbishop Williams HS) limited visiting Brandeis to one run and three hits during 5 2/3 innings of relief and freshman third baseman Ryan Medeiros (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS/Eckerd) drove in four runs to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team to a 7-3 victory in the their non-conference game at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Sunday afternoon.

Quigg relieved junior starter Tyler White (Westport, MA/Westport HS/Massasoit CC) in the third inning and pitched into the eighth inning, when sophomore Tim Philips (Uxbridge, MA/ Uxbridge HS replaced him with two out. 

Medeiros put UMass Dartmouth on top when he doubled home three runs with two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning.

Brandeis came back with a run in the top of the second on an error by shortstop John Granahan (Hanover, MA/Hanover HS/Southern Maine), but the Corsairs scored once in the fifth on an RBI single by freshman left fielder Jimmy Cranston (East Lyme, CT/East Lyme HS) and twice more in the sixth on junior catcher Matt Worden's (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) run-scoring double and an RBI single by Medeiros.

Senior designated hitter Dan DeMello (Taunton, MA/Taunton HS) singled home a run in the seventh to extend the Corsairs' lead to 7-1. Senior right fielder Kenny Destremps (Mashpee, MA/Mashpee HS) hit a solo homer in the eighth for Brandeis and freshman shortstop Brian Allen (Salem, NH/Central Catholic HS) singled home a run in the ninth, but senior right-hander Pat Lavey relieved Phillips with two out and two on and struck out freshman pinch-hitter Zach Bardwell (North Andover, MA/Central Catholic HS) to end the game.

"I was very pleased with the way John Quigg pitched, he came in and gave us a lift," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "We also got some timely hitting when we needed it. We made some errors, and I don't like to see those, but we did a good job of overcoming our errors so that they weren't as costly as they could have been. We didn't let Brandeis capitalize on all of our mistakes."

Quigg earned the win to improve to 2-0, while sophomore Colin Markel (Scarsdale, NY/Scarsdale HS), who started for the Judges, took the loss and fell to 1-4.

UMass Dartmouth improved to 10-6 with the victory, while Brandeis fell to 5-19 with the defeat. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Bridgewater State Monday. The Judges will visit Tufts Tuesday.