Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS ROUTED BY MIDDLEBURY IN NESCAC FIRST ROUND
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Middlebury 14 Tufts 1
At Waterville, ME
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Game Box Score
WATERVILLE, Me. -- The Middlebury College baseball team used a
seven-run, 10-hit fifth-frame to blow open a close game and cruise
to a 14-1 win over Tufts in Game Two of the NESCAC Tournament on
Saturday morning at Colby College. The Panthers (22-9) advance to
the winner's bracket, where they will face Bowdoin on Saturday
afternoon in Game Four. Tufts will play Williams in an elimination
game on Saturday afternoon in Waterville.
The Panthers ripped a NESCAC Tournament-record 21 hits in the
game to beat the Jumbos for the fifth time this season. Leading 3-0
when play was suspended last evening, Tufts cut the lead to 3-1 on a
Brian Casey (Milford, MA) run scored in the top of the fifth.
But the Panthers answered by batting around in the bottom of the
frame and taking a 10-1 lead.
Gabe Broughton (4 for 4, three runs, 2 RBIs) and Nick Lefeber (4
for 5, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) led the Middlebury attack. Zak Smotherman
(Westborough, MA), who started the game yesterday and fell
behind 3-0. Steve Shortle picked up the win for Middlebury, allowing
one run in six innings pitched.