2012-13 Brandeis Baseball News

July 11, 2013
Seventeen from spring sports added to the All-UAA Silver Anniversary Team
Seven baseball and softball players, two from men's tennis and one from women's tennis were honored in the 25th anniversary of the University Athletic Association.

May 10, 2013
O'Connor named UAA Co-Rookie of the Year; Brenner named All-Association
Centerfielder Liam O'Connor is the Judges' fifth baseball Rookie of the Year, while sophomore Kyle Brenner joined him as a second-team All-UAA member.

May 1, 2013
UMass Dartmouth spoils senior day triple play, 7-5
The Judges turned a triple play in the fourth inning and took the lead in the bottom of the frame, but the visitors used two big innings. The loss snapped Brandeis's five-game winning streak in the final game of their seven seniors.

May 1, 2013
Brenner claims back-to-back UAA Pitcher of the Week honors
Sophomore Kyle Brenner won four straight decisions to earn UAA Pitcher of the Week honors on April 22 and 29. He also was named to the April 30 D3baseball.com Team of the Week.

April 30, 2013
Baseball walks off with 3-2 win over MIT
Liam O'Connor singled home Chris Ferro, who had a one-out double, and Mike Swerdloff was fantastic with his fourth-straight complete game.

April 28, 2013
Strong pitching from Brenner, Machado leads Brandeis past Trinity
Kyle Brenner and James Machado pitched a combined 11 innings of three-hit ball, leading the Judges past the Bantams in an afternoon doubleheader

April 26, 2013
Swerdloff dominates Salve Regina as baseball picks up 2-1 win
Behind a five-hit, 6-K performance from senior Mike Swerdloff and two RBI from Kyle Brenner, the Judges snapped SRU's 10-game winning streak.

April 25, 2013
Strong bullpen work helps Brandeis to 5-2 victory over Gordon College
The Judges did not allow a run after the first inning, battling back to defeat the Fighting Scots on Stein Diamond.

April 24, 2013
Brandeis Baseball Falls at Bowdoin, 8-7
Four errors proved costly for the Judges as they lost in a non-conference matchup on the road.

April 20, 2013
Brandeis Baseball Splits with Springfield
Junior 1B Dan Gad and sophomore starter Kyle Brenner led the Judges to a 4-3 win in game one before Brandeis fell 3-0 in the nightcap.

April 18, 2013
Unearned runs cost Judges in 8-1 loss at Roger Williams
Dylan Britton allowed just three hits in seven innings of work, but two costly errors allowed the host Hawks to score three runs in the seventh, and another in the eighth opened the floodgates. Pat Seaward had a couple of hits for the Judges.

April 16, 2013
Brenner keys Judges in split with JWU
In a rare mid-week doubleheader, the Judges took game one from the Wildcats behind an RBI and a complete-game shutout by sophomore Kyle Brenner. The Wildcats bounced back in the nightcap, 6-3.

April 13, 2013
Britton, Swerdloff toss complete games as baseball splits with WPI
Dylan Britton got a 5-3 win in the opener with a seven-hitter, but Mike Swerdloff's five-hitter in the second game wasn't enough as the Judges fell to the Engineers, 2-1.

April 10, 2013
McCarthy, Genovese named UAA Hitters of the Week
Sophomore 2B Tommy McCarthy hit .562, highlighted by a 4-for-4 performance against Framingham State, while CF Amanda Genovese set the Judges' single-season stolen base record with half of her schedule remaining.

April 9, 2013
Baseball suffers 9-5 defeat at the hands of Worcester State
Junior 3B Dominic Schwartz had two hits, including a double that allowed him to score two wild pitches later, but the Judges fell to the Lancers.

April 8, 2013
UMass Dartmouth blanks Brandeis, 7-0
The Judges were held to seven hits by the Corsairs. Kyle Brenner went 2-4 with a double, while Mike Swerdloff suffered the loss despite allowing just three earned runs in 6.2 innings.

April 7, 2013
Britton earns third win, O'Connor plates 3 in 10-6 win over Framingham State
With six innings of nine-hit ball, senior Dylan Britton improved to 3-2 on the season with win over the Rams. Liam O'Connor matched his career-best with three RBI, while Tommy McCarthy had four hits and a walk.

April 5, 2013
Brandeis Judges to celebrate D3 Week, April 7-14
As the NCAA celebrates D3 Week starting this Sunday, in addition to a full slate of home contests, Brandeis SAAC, Student Events and Relay For Life are sponsoring two special events. Click here to learn more!

April 4, 2013
Errors costly as baseball falls to RIC, 8-5
Sophomore Kyle Brenner struck out a career-high eight hitters in 8.2 innings, but the Judges gave up five unearned runs in a loss to the Anchormen.

April 3, 2013
Swerdloff sharp, bats awaken in 11-4 win over Endicott
The Judges had their highest run total since their season opener to bolster a strong outing by senior lefty Mike Swerdloff, who pitched 7.1 innings for his 10th career win.

April 2, 2013
Brenner goes deep, but baseball drops home opener to Tufts, 5-3
Sophomore Kyle Brenner hit his first collegiate home run, but six Jumbo pitchers held the Judges at bay in the first game of the season on Gordon Field.

March 29, 2013
Amherst blanks baseball, 7-0
Chris Ferro had two of the Judges's seven hits, including a first-inning double, but the Lord Jeffs used a four-run third and three late runs to pick up the win.

March 26, 2013
Baseball makes New England debut with 2-1 win over #20 WNE
Dylan Britton and Kyle Brenner combined for a six-hitter, while rookie Max Hart had two hits, including a double that led to his scoring the game-winning run as the Judges knocked off the No. 20 team in the d3baseball.com poll.

March 21, 2013
O'Connor named to UAA Baseball All-Tournament team
After finishing second in the UAA in hits, third in total bases and eighth in batting average, the Judges' center fielder was one of only two rookies named to the All-Tournament squad.

March 15, 2013
Baseball Falls to Emory, 9-4
Despite 12 hits and a four-for-five afternoon from rookie CF Liam O'Connor, the Judges could not overcome the Eagles in UAA play

March 15, 2013
Figueroa '98 dominates, earns win for Puerto Rico against US in WBC
(photo from MLB) The Judges' most successful pro athlete continued to build his legacy with a six-inning, two-hit performance against the USA in the World Baseball Classic. Puerto Rico hung on to upset the Americans, 4-3, giving Figueroa the win.

March 14, 2013
Case blanks baseball, 11-0
The Judges were limited to five hits over nine innings, falling to 2-4 in the UAA.

March 13, 2013
Baseball falls twice on fourth day of UAA tourney
The Judges fell behind by a large margin early in a 13-5 loss to Washington U., and battled back-and-forth with Emory before suffering an 8-6 loss to the defending UAA champs. Rookie Liam O'Connor had three hits and three RBI in the second contest.

March 12, 2013
Baseball prevails over Case, 4-2, in 10 innings
Tommy McCarthy had his first career home run, Dylan Britton allowed one earned run in nine innings and Pat Seaward delivered the game-winning hit in the top of the 10th inning as the Judges moved to 2-1 in UAA play.

March 11, 2013
Swerdloff, Fernandez pitch Judges past UR, 5-3, in UAA action
Senior lefty Mike Swerdloff tossed seven innings of five-hit ball, and sophomore righty Elio Fernandez earned his first career save as the Judges down the Yellowjackets with a four-run fourth.

March 10, 2013
Baseball suffers heartbreaker in UAA opener, 5-4, to WashU
Chris Ferro had a triple and and an RBI, while rookie Liam O'Connor had his second-straight three-hit game, but the Bears strung together three straight singles against Kyle Brenner in the bottom of the ninth to snap a 4-4 tie.

February 24, 2013
Baseball returns north on positive note with 6-5 rally past RIT
Chris Ferro had a bases-clearing double with two out in the eighth inning to give the Judges the win.

February 23, 2013
Baseball blanked by Augustana, 6-0
Colin Markel was effective in his second start of the season, but the Judges fell to the Vikings for the third straight game. Markel allowed just five hits and two runs over 6.1 innings.

February 22, 2013
Baseball rallies twice versus Augustana before falling, 5-4
The Judges erased a pair of two-run deficits, but the Vikings scored an unearned run without a hit in the ninth to take a second-straight one-run win. Kyle Brenner went 2-3 with a two-run double for Brandeis.

February 21, 2013
Judges on wrong side of 3-2 pitcher's duel with Augustana (Ill.)
Sophomore 3B Rob Trenk went 2-4 with a double and a run scored, but baseball came up just short against the Vikings in Game 3 of their Florida trip.

February 19, 2013
Baseball drops pitchers' duel at NAIA Southeastern (Fla.), 4-1
Despite outhitting the Fire, 7-6, the Judges were unable to take advantage, hitting into three double plays in the early innings. Junior Dan Gad had Brandeis's lone RBI.

February 18, 2013
Baseball pounds NAIA Warner (Fla.), 12-3, in season opener
The top five hitters in the lineup all had at least two hits as the Judges staked starter Colin Markel to a 6-1 lead by batting around in the fifth inning.

September 14, 2012
Figueroa '98 pitches PawSox to first International League title since 1984
Scattering seven hits over six innings, the man with the only retired number in Judges' baseball history earned his third clinching win of the season for Pawtucket.

August 3, 2012
Figueroa '98 signed by Red Sox, reports to Pawtucket
The player with the only retired number in Brandeis baseball history, Nelson Figueroa, has been signed by the Red Sox and is pitching for Pawtucket!

July 25, 2012
Figueroa '98 signed by Red Sox, reports to Pawtucket
Nelson Figueroa, the only Brandeis graduate to play Major League Baseball, has signed with the Boston Red Sox organization, reporting to AAA Pawtucket. More from the Waltham News Tribune's Scott Souza.