DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Judges dealt the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth a 10-4 verdict with consistent production off the bat of senior Anthony Nomakeo (Westfield, Mass.), who drove in seven RBIs for Brandeis in Tuesday's non-conference tilt.
Score: Brandeis 10, UMass Dartmouth 4
Records: Brandeis (6-21) | UMass Dartmouth (21-17)
How it Happened
UMass Dartmouth junior Zach Courier (Mansfield, Mass.) launched his third homerun of the season in the home half of the seventh to power UMass Dartmouth, while sophomore Chase Hussey (Claremont, N.H.) pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing just three hits, while striking out a career high four batters.
Nomakeo put the gavel down with a 3-for-5 performance including two home runs. On the mound, Sean O'Neill (Reading, Mass.) took the start, going 8.0 innings and striking out six before being lifted for Nomakeo, who pitched the ninth.
Brandeis started the scoring in the top half of the first by plating two runs on four looping singles. The Corsairs would crack the run column when freshman Mike Knell (Dennis, Mass.) scored on senior Ezequiel Sanchez's (Mantai, Puerto Rico) sacrifice fly to right field.
In the fifth inning, Nomakeo struck for the first time, blasting his first career homer to left field for three runs. In the bottom half, UMass Dartmouth used a two-out rally to plate two runs on back-to-back singles from Tellier and sophomore Erick Ramirez (Boston, Mass.).
The Judges would once again plate multiple runs in the sixth, as Jay Schaff (Cheshire, Conn.) scored on a fielder's choice, and Nomakeo singled up the middle to drive in two. Courier launched a home-run ball off the foul pole in left field in the seventh, before Nomakeo hit his second shot into the trees in left field during the eighth.
Inside the Numbers
- After doubling in the second inning, junior Kenny Michael (Norwood, Mass.) ties senior Taylor Cacciola (West Greenwich, R.I.) for the team lead with 17 doubles on the season. The two batters draw even with Don Arruda's 17 doubles in 1975 for seventh all-time in program history.
- With the win, Brandeis improves their record to 33-24 in the all-time series, and have taken the last two meetings with the Corsairs.
UMass Dartmouth wraps up their regular season tomorrow, heading to Southern Maine for a LEC doubleheader against the Huskies starting at 12 p.m. Brandeis closes its season at 6-21.