New York University's baseball team played its first game in 41 years on Saturday.
The NYU Violets dropped a doubleheader to the Brandeis University Judges at MCU Park on Coney Island, the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Class A Short-Season affiliate of the New York Mets.
Center fielder Michael Vokulich was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base and third baseman Christian Bloom and catcher CJ Picerni each collected a pair of hits in the opener, a 4-2 defeat. Leadoff man and left fielder Adrian Spitz was 1-for-4 with two steals and both runs scored.
Chase Denison took the complete-game loss for the Violets, surrendering four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four batters over seven innings. Denison's first pitch was the first thrown by an NYU player in a home game since 1973.
The Violets lost Game 2, 11-8, and were defeated, 3-1, in the series finale Sunday.
Here are some photos from the historic return of NYU baseball.