May 12, 2010
Brandeis announces 2010 Departmental Award winners
On May 6, the Brandeis Department of Athletics held its annual Student-Athlete Recognition and Award Dinner. Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa and Dean of Students Rick Sawyer were on hand to give out awards to 10 different student-athletes. Read about the winners here!
May 4, 2010
Deshler, Ferro earn second-team All-UAA honors
Junior Tony Deshler and rookie Chris Ferro have been selected to the 2010 All-University Athletic Association second team. Deshler, the 2008 UAA Rookie of the Year, earns his second All-Conference bid, while Ferro, the team's leader in batting average, RBI and home runs earns his first nod.
May 2, 2010
Baseball falls in season finale at UMass-Darmouth, 11-4
Rookie Chris Ferro hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season and senior John O'Brion had three hits in his final collegiate game, but it wasn't enough for the Brandeis baseball team as they fell to UMass-Dartmouth, 11-4, in their season finale. The Judges close the season with an 11-24 record.
May 1, 2010
Baseball falls to 18th-ranked Wheaton, 7-1
The Brandeis baseball team dropped a 7-1 decision to the second-ranked team in New England and No. 18 in the nation, the Wheaton College Lyons, coached by Eric Podbelski '91. Sophomore SS Sean O'Hare had half of the Judges' six hits and drove in their only run.
April 29, 2010
Baseball can't overcome another big inning, 15-8, at Keene State
The Brandeis baseball team was unable to work their magic for a second-straight day, falling behind after a nine-run inning and unable to overcome it in a 15-8 loss at Keene State today. The Judges lost despite three RBI each from seniors Artie Posch and James Likis.
April 28, 2010
Baseball wins wild home finale, 17-15, over Bowdoin
The Brandeis baseball team had a wild ride in their final home game of the regular season, storming back from seven runs down in the eighth inning to take a 17-15 win from visiting Bowdoin College. Sophomore 3B Jon Chu was the hitting star, going 5-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored as the Judges scored nine runs in the eighth inning.
April 27, 2010
Baseball takes rain-shortened 11-6 decison from UMass-Dartmouth
In a contest shortened by rain, the Brandeis baseball team scored six times in the bottom of the fifth to pull away from visiting UMass Dartmouth. Jon Chu, Artie Posch and Kenny Destremps all had multiple hits, while John McGrath picked up his first collegiate win with five innings of work.
April 26, 2010
Brandeis spring schedule updates: April 26
UPDATE, April 26: Because of opponent scheduling conflicts, the baseball doubleheader at Trinity that was rained out on Sunday will not be made up. In addition, because of postponements with the NEWMAC softball tournament, Tuesday's Brandeis-Babson doubleheader will also be canceled, with no make-up date. The softball team will instead host Framingham State on Sunday, May 2 at noon.
April 23, 2010
Baseball falls victim to another big inning in 13-7 loss to Suffolk
The Brandeis baseball team got multi-hit games from the top four hitters in the line-up, including a 3-5 performance from lead-off hitter Tony Deshler that included a home run to start the game and a double, but host Suffolk put up an eight-spot in the seventh inning to defeat the Judges, 13-7, in Quincy, Mass.
April 21, 2010
McGrath shines, but Endicott scratches out 4-3 win in 11 innings
Brandeis junior righty John McGrath had the longest outing of his career, tossing 8.2 innings of eight-hit ball with four strikeouts, but the Judges couldn't hang on to the lead as they fell to host Endicott College, 4-3, in 11 innings. It was the third extra-inning game this season for the Judges, who fell to 1-2 in those games.
April 20, 2010
Eight-run seventh dooms baseball against Amherst, 11-2
Playing their first home game in three weeks, the Brandeis baseball team got six strong innings from rookie starter Dylan Britton and senior James Likis's third career home run. Unfortunately, the bullpen gave up eight runs in the seventh inning as the Judges fell to Amherst, 11-2.
April 18, 2010
Baseball takes down Babson, 10-5, to get back to winning ways
Sophomore outfielder Zach Malis drove in four runs in just two official at-bats thanks to a pair of sacrifices, including an early sac fly, and a late three-run home run as the Brandeis baseball team downed Babson, 10-5. Senior Drew Brzozowski tossed a six-hitter for his third complete game of the season and the sixth of his career.
April 15, 2010
O'Hare slam rallies Judges, but Johnson & Wales walks off with 8-7 win
Brandeis sophomore SS Sean O'Hare highlighted a five-run eighth inning with a grand slam that tied the game at 7-all, but host Johnson and Wales walked off with the win with a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to take an 8-7 win in Providence today.
April 13, 2010
Judges go deep three times, but it's not enough at Worcester State, 12-4
Despite round-trippers from juniors Tony Deshler and Eric Rosenberg and by rookie Chris Ferro, the Brandeis baseball team could not overcome a big inning by host Worcester State College, falling by a 12-4 margin in central Mass.
April 11, 2010
Baseball drops two at WPI, 10-3 and 10-1
Host WPI got a pair of strong pitching and hitting performances today to defeat the visiting Brandeis baseball team in a doubleheader, 10-3 and 10-1. The Judges got a two-hit performance from junior Eric Rosenberg in the second game, their only multi-hit game on the day.
April 9, 2010
WBRS announces Spring 2010 broadcast schedule
The WBRS radio crew will be covering seven Judges contests this spring, including their first-ever softball broadcasts. In addition, they have recapped the men's basketball team's run to the Elite Eight on their web page. Click the headline for more!
April 8, 2010
Figueroa signs with Phillies
Brandeis baseball alumnus Nelson Figueroa '98, who was one of the last players cut from spring training by the New York Mets, has been resigned by the Philadelphia Phillies. Figueroa played with the Phillies in 2000 and 2001 after being included in the trade that sent him from Arizona to Philadelphia with three others in exchange for Curt Schilling.
April 8, 2010
Four-run fifth costs baseball at RIC, 5-1
The Brandeis baseball team was unable to muster much offense for the second game in a row, falling to Rhode Island College, 5-1. The Judges had just four hits off the Anchormen, though one was rookie Chris Ferro's team-leading third home run of the season.
April 6, 2010
Tufts takes pitchers duel from baseball team, 3-1
After allowing three runs in the first inning to host Tufts University, five Brandeis pitchers went on to allow just two more hits the rest of the way. Unfortunately, the Jumbos were just as effective on the hill, using a parade of hurlers to take a 3-1 decision in their home opener.
April 3, 2010
Baseball splits with Clark behind Brzozowski CG, Deshler's four hits
In an Easter weekend doubleheader, the Brandeis baseball team earned a split with Clark University in Worcester. Senior Drew Brzozowski tossed his second-straight complete game in the opener, an 11-3 Judges win, while junior Tony Deshler scored twice in Game Two, but the Cougars rallied for a 3-2 win in eight innings.
April 2, 2010
MIT engineers late rally to defeat Judges, 6-5
The Brandeis baseball team rallied from an early 3-0 deficit with five unanswered runs, but host MIT responded in the bottom of the ninth, winning the game with a walk-off bases-loaded double to earn a 6-5 win over the Judges. Brandeis fell despite two doubles each from rookie Chris Ferro and junior Tony Deshler.
March 28, 2010
Baseball splits with Framingham State, 6-1 & 5-7
Rookie starter Mike Swerdloff tossed his first collegiate complete game in the opener of a doubleheader against Framingham State today, defeating the Rams, 6-1, and giving up just four hits in the process. The Judges dropped the second game, 7-5, despite allowing just one earned run.
March 27, 2010
Baseball sweeps Springfield, 2-1 and 10-8, for three straight
Brandeis senior Drew Brzozowski tossed a complete-game three-hitter against Springfield College in the opener of a doubleheader for a 2-1 win and the Judges completed the sweep by taking advantage of six Pride errors to earn a 10-8 victory.
March 25, 2010
Deshler rallies baseball past Salve Regina, 9-4
Brandeis junior Tony Deshler doubled home the tying run and scored the game-winner on an error today as the Brandeis baseball team defeated Salve Regina University, 9-4, in Newport, R.I. The Judges scored six runs in the final two innings to make a winner of rookie Mike Swerdloff.
March 24, 2010
Baseball falls to Wentworth, 11-5
Despite the third career home run from sophomore SS Sean O'Hare and an RBI double from senior 2B John O'Brion, the Brandeis baseball team was unable to overcome a four-run sixth inning by the visitors, falling to Wentworth Institute of Technology, 11-5.
March 23, 2010
Ferro named UAA Hitter of the Week, March 22
For his performance in the Brandeis baseball home opener against Bridgewater State College, Judge rookie left fielder Chris Ferro was named University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week for March 22. He is the second Brandeis player to earn the honor, joining senior catcher Artie Posch.
March 22, 2010
Baseball falls to Salem State, 5-1
In a non-conference contest, the Brandeis baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss at the hands of Salem State College. The Vikings scored four runs in the bottom of the first and Matt Kerr tossed a complete game four-hitter for the win. Senior catcher Artie Posch had a pair of hits, including an RBI double
March 18, 2010
Baseball takes home opener, 10-9, from Bridgewater State
Rookie LF Chris Ferro was impressive in his home debut, going 4-for-4 with five RBI, three runs scored, a double, home run and stolen base as the Judges rallied for a 10-9 win over Bridgewater State. Tony Deshler plated Zach Malis with a hard-hit ball up the middle for a walk-off win.
March 16, 2010
Baseball finishes UAA tourney at 1-4
The Brandeis baseball team wrapped up the 2010 UAA tournament with a 1-4 record. The Judges' best performance came in a 13-11 slugfest win over Washington University. Rookie Chris Ferro was one of the team's top performers at the plate, batting .375 with a double, a home run and six RBI.
March 12, 2010
Brandeis baseball and softball games postponed: UPDATE, 3/12
Because of inclement weather, the Brandeis baseball and softball games, scheduled for Friday, March 12 as part of the University Athletic Association tournament, have been postponed until Saturday. Check back for more details.
March 10, 2010
Baseball takes slugfest from WashU, 13-11, but falls to Case, 12-5
The Brandeis baseball team earned its first UAA of the season, slugging their way past Washington University, 13-11, but the Judges' momentum was halted by Case Western Reserve, 12-5. Three different players went 4-9 on the day, with rookie Chris Ferro driving in five, including his first home run, and junior Tony Deshler crossing the plate five times with a double and a triple.
March 9, 2010
Baseball drops UAA opener to Emory, 7-1
Senior DH Drake Livada had a first-inning RBI, but the Brandeis bats could not muster any other offense the rest of the way as the Judges fell to Emory, 7-1, in the 2010 UAA Tournament opener. Senior Drew Brzozowski went six innings but suffered the loss.
February 22, 2010
Strodthoff, Posch earn UAA Player of the Week honors, Feb. 22
For their performances the week of Feb. 15-21, Brandeis junior Amber Strodthoff of the women's basketball team and senior Artie Posch of baseball have been named UAA Players of the Week. Strodthoff averaged 15.5 points and 10 rebounds in a 2-0 week, while Posch batted .600 with a doubles, two home runs and seven RBI for the 1-3 Judges.
February 20, 2010
O'Brion goes deep, but errors cost Judges in Texas trip finale, 17-7, at Trinity
Brandeis senior 2B John O'Brion hit his first home run of the season and the 12th of his career, but host Trinity University took advantage of five Judge errors to score nine unearned runs as the Tigers took the rubber game of the three-game series between the teams, 17-7. Brandeis wraps their February break trip to the Lone Star State with a 1-3 record.
February 19, 2010
Malis goes deep in the 10th to propel baseball to first win of season, 7-6, over Trinity (Texas)
Sophomore Zach Malis made his second collegiate hit count, sending a 2-2 pitch over the fence down the left-field line to lift the Judges to a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Senior Kyle Ritchie pitched 3.2 innings of fine relief to earn the win.
February 17, 2010
Men's tennis opens Florida swing with 6-3 loss at Flagler
The Brandeis men's tennis team opened the spring portion of its 2009-10 schedule with a tough match-up at Flagler College, the No. 34 team in Division II. The Judges dropped a 6-3 decision, splitting the singles matches after getting swept in doubles action. Junior Simon Miller, a Florida native, earned a point for the Judges at No. 2.
February 16, 2010
Posch stays hot, but baseball falls to Trinity (Texas), 15-7
Senior catcher Artie Posch continued his torrid start, getting hits in his first three at-bats, including his first home run since 2008, but it wasn't enough to overcome three multiple-run innings by host Trinity (Texas), as the Judges fell to the Tigers, 15-7, in their second game of a four-game trip to the Lone Star State.
February 15, 2010
Brandeis baseball kicks off 2010 season, Texas-style
For the second year in a row, and just the second time in program history, the Brandeis baseball team opens the 2010 season in February. The Judges take on Texas Lutheran University in their season opener before a three-game set against Trinity University. Links to follow the team can be found by clicking the headline above!
February 15, 2010
Brandeis baseball drops season opener at Texas Lutheran despite 4-hit game by Posch
The Brandeis baseball team played its second-straight February season opener, kicking off the 2010 season in Seguin, Texas. The Judges dropped a 12-3 decision at Texas Lutheran despite a 4-for-4 day with a double and two RBI by senior C Artie Posch.
October 23, 2009
Figueroa returns to campus for number retirement
Brandeis graduate and major leaguer Nelson Figueroa '98 became the first Judge from the baseball program to have his number retired on Oct. 10. Max Pearlstein of the Brandeis office of communications files this story on the BrandeisNOW web site. (Photo courtesy Joseph Burns)
September 17, 2009
Figueroa's number to be retired at Oct. 10 Alumni Game
The Brandeis baseball alumni game will take place on Oct. 10th this season, with an added attraction. Major league alumnus Nelson Figueroa '98 will have his #2 formally retired by the baseball program. Click the headline for more information!
August 7, 2009
Figueroa '98 returns to Mets, featured in Newsday
Nelson Figueroa '98, Brandeis's first major-league baseball player, earned a recall to the New York Mets after an outstanding season at Triple-A Buffalo. Despite a rocky first outing, he bounced back to earn a win in relief two days later. That performance earned him a profile in Newsday by Mark Herrmann
March 26, 2009
Nicholson rallies Brandeis past Salve Regina, 7-6
Brandeis sophomore Pat Nicholson had a productive ninth inning, recording a strikeout to end the top of the frame and earning himself the win with a game-winning single in the bottom of the inning as the Brandeis baseball team rallied to defeat visiting Salve Regina University, 7-6, on Stein Diamond.