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Baseball with 20 hits, 17 runs in six inning defeat of Albertus Magnus

Published: May 2, 2008
Section: Sports

Football left Brandeis nearly five decades ago. That didn’t stop Coach Pete Varney’s baseball squad from putting up a football-like score when the Brandeis Judges needed only six innings and 20 hits to pulverize the Albertus Magnus Falcons 17-0.

The scoring began with a nine run second inning. Nine proved to be a fantastic number for the Judges, as they scored nine runs on nine hits. Designated hitter Pat Mathews ’08 had an RBI in both of his plate appearances in the inning. Overall, eleven players had a hit and nine had at least one RBI.

The tone, though, was actually set on the mound as Brandeis starter Drew Brzozowski ’10 had a perfect game, striking eight of the 12 batters he faced before he was removed after the fourth inning. Against the five Judges Varney sent to the mound, Albertus Magnus only managed a sixth inning double off John Clark ’09. Getting his first career win was Brandon Pick ’08, who delivered a perfect inning of relief. Albertus Magnus starter Anthony Zumstag was shellacked, surrendering 16 runs on 18 hits, 14 of those runs earned.

Seven Judges had a multi-hit game at the plate — Tony Deshler ’11 went 3-5 with two runs scored while Drake Livada ’10 went 2-3 with four RBI. James Likis ’09 went 2-5 with two doubles while Chuck Sheehan ’08 and Pat Nicholson ’11 each had two RBI.

The win now puts Brandeis at 18-16, guaranteeing that they finish above .500 for the season. Brandeis closes out the year at home this Sunday as they play host to Suffolk University at 1 pm.