Baseball Falls in 10 at Brandeis, 14-13

Freshman first baseman Alex Newton
Freshman first baseman Alex Newton

WALTHAM, MA-Kenny Destremps' sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted host Brandeis to a 14-13 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team in a non-conference game at Stein Diamond Monday.

Destremps drove in Rob Trenk, who led off the 10th with a walk and moved to third on Zack Barwell's double, to give BU the win.

The Corsairs trailed early, 5-2, but took the lead with six runs in the top of the sixth and four more in the top of the seventh. Freshman first baseman Alex Newton (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy/Franklin Pierce) ignited the six-run rally with a three-run homer, Junior third baseman Corey Allison (Taunton, MA/Coyle-Cassidy HS/Massasoit CC) tripled home two more runs, and freshman second baseman Nate Farias (Fall River, MA/Durfee HS) drove in the sixth run with a sacrifice fly.

Freshman designated hitter Jimmy Cranston (East Lyme, CT/East Lyme HS) singled in a run in the seventh, Allison added a sacrifice fly, and Farias and senior shortstop John Granahan (Hanover, MA/Hanover HS/Southern Maine) each singled home a run to put UMass Dartmouth ahead, 12-9. The Judges rallied, getting the tying run with two out in the ninth inning on a wild pitch and then scoring in the 10th to win the game.

Dylan Britton, the third Brandeis pitcher, pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to earn the win, improving to 1-1. Junior John Quigg (Weymouth, MA/Archbishop Williams HS), the fifth UMD pitcher, took the loss and fell to 2-1.

"It was mostly a matter of poor execution," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "We didn't pitch well, and we didn't play well in the field, the little things didn't get done today, and that certainly caught up with us. We'd get some runs, and then we'd give some back, and that's the way it went all day. We swung it pretty well, but we didn't get the stops when we needed them."      

UMass Dartmouth fell to 11-11 with the defeat, while Brandeis improved to 6-24 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Rhode Island College in a Little East Conference game Tuesday.                                                 

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