Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS TOPPLED BY LYNCHBURG IN FIRST GAME OF 2006 SEASON
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Lynchburg 10 Tufts 2
At Lynchburg, VA
Friday, March 17, 2006
Game Box Score
LYNCHBURG, VA – Led by a strong pitching performance by senior
John Hines (Smithfield, VA), the Lynchburg College baseball team
defeated Tufts University 10-2 Friday afternoon in a non-conference
battle from Fox Field.
Tufts led 2-0 going into bottom half of the fourth inning.
Sophomore DH Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) singled
home junior LF Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) in the first.
Junior CF Chris Decembrele (Walpole, MA) led off the third
with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by senior SS Greg
Chertok (New City, NY).
Eight Lynchburg runs in the bottom of the fourth frame proved to
be the deciding factor. Eric O'Brien (Roanoke, VA) doubled in two
runs during the inning, and Josh Walker (Manassas, VA) had a three
RBI bases-clearing triple for LC. Three of the runs were unearned
against Jumbo starter Ben Simon (Providence, RI).
Hines tossed seven innings for the Hornets, allowing two runs on
seven hits, fanning eight Jumbo hitters. Brandon Weaver (Chesapeake,
VA) finished on the hill, going two innings and allowing no hits or
runs. Lucas Jones (Lynchburg, VA) was 2-4 with two runs scored for
LC, who improved their home record to 8-2 with the win.
Junior 2B Brian Casey (Milford, MA) was 2 for 4 for the
Jumbos (0-1). Senior Erik Johanson (Wynnewood, PA) and
sophomore Jason Protano (Milford, MA) both pitched a
scoreless inning of relief for Tufts.
Tufts continues its spring break trip with a game at
Randolph-Macon on Sunday at 1:30. Lynchburg (11-5) plays on the road
for only the second time this month Saturday, traveling to Emory, VA
for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) twinbill with the
Wasps of Emory & Henry College. First pitch set for noon.