Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS NOW 4-0 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2000 WITH 9-1 VICTORY AT
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Averett 9, Tufts 1
At Danville, VA
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Game Box Score
|Sophomore Sam Sager had three of Tufts' 16
DANVILLE, Va. -- Sophomore starter Dave Ryan (Trumbull, CT)
allowed just two hits and no runs in seven strong innings as the Tufts University
baseball team remained unbeaten with a 9-1
win over Averett on Tuesday afternoon at Owen-Fulton Field. The
Jumbos are 4-0 for the first time since 2000, when they won their
first six games.
Tufts held Averett to just four hits overall, with freshman
reliever Alex Cronkite (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) finishing
the game with two innings. The lone run was unearned in the ninth.
Senior Eric McGuire, who had two of Averett's four hits, singled home sophomore Kyle Newcomb in the
ninth inning to avoid the shutout.
The Jumbos had taken a 3-0 lead in the second inning. A
pair of free passes put two on board for freshman LF Eric Weikert
(Avondale Estates, GA), who doubled
in a run. A sacrifice fly and an RBI single by junior shortstop
David LeResche (St. Louis, MO) brought in the other two
runs to give Tufts all the run support it would need against Averett
However, the Tufts offense, loud all week on the spring trip so
far, would add more. Sophomore 3B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI)
led off the third with a double and scored on a double by junior DH
Ben Walkley (Trumbull, CT). In a three-run fourth inning,
junior CF David Orlowitz (Wakefield, MA) hit a two-run double
and scored on a single by Sager. The Jumbos added solo runs in the
sixth and ninth and finished with a 16-hit attack.
Averett senior Brian Knowles gave up seven earned runs on six hits,
four walks and a hit by pitch. He also finished three strikeouts in
three-plus innings of work. Senior Michael Mothershead pitched the
final six innings of relief. Although he allowed 10 hits,
Mothershead limited Tufts to just two runs.
Sager and junior Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) both finished
with three hits to lead Tufts.
On a busy day, the Jumbos will play again tonight at Greensboro
College in a 7:00 start. Averett returns to action on Wednesday in a make-up game at Roanoke
College scheduled for a 7:30 pm start.
Information provided by Averett University
in this game release