Game 1: Tufts 9    Colby 7
Game 2: Tufts 19    Colby 0

at Waterville, Me.
Saturday, April 21, 2001

Tufts, 9-7
Tufts   0   1   2   0   4   2   0   =   9-11-2
Colby   0   0   5   0   0   0   2   =   7-8-4

T - Steve Lapham, Brian Shapiro (5) and Joe Surprenant; C, Kevin Presbrey, Jon Lord (5), Dan Deacon (6), Phil Geiger (7) and Jeff Owen.
WP - Shapiro (2-0); LP - Presbrey (0-4).
2B - T, Todd Boutwell; Lucas Cummings.
HR - T, Tim Ayres (2).

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Tufts, 19-0
Tufts   0   1   1   4   0   5   1   1   6   =   19-20-2
Colby   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   =   0-3-3

T - Dave Martin (3-1) and Joe Surprenant; C - Matt Gibson, Jason Cunnane (4), James Garrett (6), Owen Kenney (7), Luke Ferriter (9) and Eric Roy, Chad Saylor (9).
LP - Gibson (1-2).
2B - T, Brian Shapiro, Joe Surprenant.
HR - T, Dan LaPointe (1), Evan Zupancic (3).

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Records - T, 14-8-1; C, 6-11.

WATERVILLE, Me. -- After losing their first NESCAC East game of the year at Colby on Friday, the Tufts baseball team rebounded with a double-header sweep of the White Mules on Saturday. Senior LF Todd Boutwell (Woburn, MA) laced a key two-run double in the fifth inning as Tufts posted a 9-7 comeback win. In game two, sophomore righty Dave Martin (Arlington, MA) held Colby to three hits while Tufts pounded five Mules pitchers for 20 hits and a 19-0 victory.

In the first game, Colby scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning to lead 5-3. The Mules had five singles in the inning and Tufts committed a costly error. Sophomore C Jeff Owen drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and junior RF Lucas Cummings had a run-scoring single. The Jumbos took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth, highlighted by Boutwell's double. They added two more in the sixth, with sophomore SS Brian Shapiro (Swampscott, MA) singling home a run in the second straight inning. Shapiro, who relieved starter Steve Lapham (Newburyport, MA) in the fifth, earned the win despite giving up a two-run single to pinch hitter Eric Roy. Four Jumbos had multi-hit games, including 3 for 3 by red-hot junior RF Dan Callahan (Medfield, MA).

Leading 2-0 after three innings in the second game, Tufts broke the game open with four in the third. Freshman 3B Dan LaPointe (Everett, MA) and sophomore CF Evan Zupancic (Lake Oswego, OR) hit back-to-back home runs to ignite the rally. After a scoreless fifth Tufts added five runs in the sixth to lead 11-0, and the rout was on. The Jumbos capped the win with eight singles and six runs in the top of the ninth. Colby batters didn't reach second base against Martin until the eighth inning, when they loaded the bases. Martin preserved the shutout by retiring senior 2B Andy Tripp on a fly ball. Callahan and Shapiro each had four hits for the Jumbos.

The Jumbos sit atop the NESCAC's East Division with a 7-1 record heading into this weekend's three games against East foe Bowdoin College. Tufts has won eight of its last nine overall, moving to 14-8-1 overall. Colby dropped to 6-11 and 1-5 in the NESCAC East.