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McAndrews, McNamara Extend McStreaks As Batsmen Humiliate Host Brandeis, 20-9

By Mike Knobler, Special to The Crimson

WALTHAM -- There were television news cameras in the Gordon Field parking lot last night, when the Harvard baseball team bus headed back to Cambridge.

All right, so the TV people were there because of Eddie Murphy's concert at neighboring Shapiro Gym, but there were laughs aplenty at Harvard's 20-9 victory over Greater Boston League opponent Brandeis.

It was a comedy of errors (Brandeis 7, Harvard 3) and wild pitches (Brandeis 4, Harvard 2). Two runners (one per team) reached first on a wild third strike.

In short, it wasn't what' you'd expect from teams entering the game unbeaten in GBL play. The Crimson is now 13-7 overall, 6-0 in GBL action. Brandeis, which made the Division III regionals last year, dropped to 16-6 overall, 3-1 in the GBL.

Right fielder Chris McAndrews has now hit safely in nine straight at-bats. "Don't wake me up," McAndrews said after the game. "It's fun, Especially today, I've hit balls that a couple of weeks ago would have been outs. Now they're hits."

The nine consecutive singles have raised McAndrew's batting average 100 points, from a team-low .210 to a very respectable .310.

McAndrews loves his singles, but Jay McNamara has a streak of his own. The senior left fielder boomed his third homer in as many games, a three-run, 390 ft. shot in yesterday's third inning.

The three gopher balls tie McNamara with Mickey Maspons and Elliott Rivera for the team lead McNamara has played in just six games, while Rivera and Maspons have both appeared in all 20.

"I'm getting really good pitches to hit," McNamara said. Fastballs inside or up and over the plate "are the pitches you should hit," he added. "I've just been lucky."

McNamara's three-for-three showing leaves him with 10 hits and 13 RBI in 21 at-bats. Since Scott Vierra moved to third base eight games ago, McNamara and Frank Caprio (nine for 25) have platooned in left.

The Crimson batted around in the first, third and eighth innings, racked up 17 hits, and generally enjoyed its best offensive showing since the first game of the year, a 24-1, 21-hit showing against Air Force.

Brandeis broke Harvard's five-game GBL shutout streak and stroked three homers against a pitching staff that had yielded just six in its first 19 games. Crimson starter Jim Chenevey and reliever Charlie Marchese combined for 13 strikeouts. Harvard's season-high single-game total.

THE NOTEBOOK: Brandeis Head Coach Pete Varney '71 caught the final two-point conversion in the most famous Harvard-Yale football game ever played, 1968's 29-29 tie. Crimson 20, Judges 9 at Gordon Field HARVARD   ab  r  h  bi DiCsare ss  7  2  1  1 Kay 2b  2  1  0  0 Andre 2b  4  1  0  1 Depaio oh  4  4  2  1 Rivera 1b  2  2  1  1 Schindir 1b  4  0  1  0 Mespona c  6  2  2  2 Vierra 3b  2  3  2  3 Pakalnis 3b  3  1  1  2 McAndws rf  3  2  3  1 McNmara if  3  1  3  6 Caprio if  2  0  1  0 Vallone cf  6  1  0  0 Total  40  20  17  18 BRANDEIS   ab  r  h  bi Caesar cf  3  1  0  0 Morales cf  1  0  0  0 Boutin 2b  4  2  2  3 Crcoran 2b  1  0  0  0 Russell 1b  4  2  1  1 Gray c  5  1  1  1 Gallagher if  1  0  0  0 Drogin if  3  0  1  1 Mitchell dh  3  0  0  0 Rikemn dh  2  0  0  0 Datre rf  4  1  1  0 Bonilia 3b  4  1  2  0 Powers ss  3  1  1  0 Total  36  9  9  6

Harvard  726  000  050--20 Brandeis  120  040  002--9

Game Winning RBI-DePaio. DP-Brandeis 2. E-Kay, Pakainis, Chenevey Caesar, Datre, Bonilla 3, Powers 2 LOB-Brandeis 6, Harvard 11 28-DiCesare, Maspons, Boutin Drogin. HR-McNamara (#), Pakainis (!), Boutin (!), Russell (%), Gray (10), SB-Kay DePaio, Powers 2.   IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO Harvard Chenevey W, 1-2  5  6  7  5  2  10 Marchese S, 1  4  3  2  2  2  3 Brandeis Lemoreuk L 2-2  3  11  15  8  4  0 Simensky  5  6  5  0  4  8 Russell  1  0  0  0  0  0

WP-Chenevey 2, Lamoreux 2, Simensky 2, HBP-Kay by Lamoreux, PB-Maspons T-3:12. A-43.

Harvard  726  000  050--20 Brandeis  120  040  002--9

Game Winning RBI-DePaio. DP-Brandeis 2. E-Kay, Pakainis, Chenevey Caesar, Datre, Bonilla 3, Powers 2 LOB-Brandeis 6, Harvard 11 28-DiCesare, Maspons, Boutin Drogin. HR-McNamara (#), Pakainis (!), Boutin (!), Russell (%), Gray (10), SB-Kay DePaio, Powers 2.   IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO Harvard Chenevey W, 1-2  5  6  7  5  2  10 Marchese S, 1  4  3  2  2  2  3 Brandeis Lemoreuk L 2-2  3  11  15  8  4  0 Simensky  5  6  5  0  4  8 Russell  1  0  0  0  0  0

WP-Chenevey 2, Lamoreux 2, Simensky 2, HBP-Kay by Lamoreux, PB-Maspons T-3:12. A-43.

Game Winning RBI-DePaio. DP-Brandeis 2. E-Kay, Pakainis, Chenevey Caesar, Datre, Bonilla 3, Powers 2 LOB-Brandeis 6, Harvard 11 28-DiCesare, Maspons, Boutin Drogin. HR-McNamara (#), Pakainis (!), Boutin (!), Russell (%), Gray (10), SB-Kay DePaio, Powers 2.   IP  H  R  ER  BB  SO Harvard Chenevey W, 1-2  5  6  7  5  2  10 Marchese S, 1  4  3  2  2  2  3 Brandeis Lemoreuk L 2-2  3  11  15  8  4  0 Simensky  5  6  5  0  4  8 Russell  1  0  0  0  0  0

WP-Chenevey 2, Lamoreux 2, Simensky 2, HBP-Kay by Lamoreux, PB-Maspons T-3:12. A-43.

WP-Chenevey 2, Lamoreux 2, Simensky 2, HBP-Kay by Lamoreux, PB-Maspons T-3:12. A-43.

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