Tufts 22    Trinity 0

Date: Friday, April 13, 2001
at Hartford, Conn.

Tufts, 22-0
Tufts 0 0 2 0 5 5 3 0 7 = 22-17-1
Trinity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0-3-2

Tu – Jon Lee (4-0) and Joe Surprenant; Tr - Jonah Bayliss, Justin Olewnik (6), Nick Callini (7), Shane Early (8)
LP – Bayliss (3-1).
2B - Tu, Tim Ayres 3, Dan Callahan 2, Evan Zupancic, Dan LaPointe, Kevin Marotta; Tr - Ryan Smith, Mark Mahoney.
HR - Tu, Todd Boutwell (3), Greg Hickey (2).

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Records – Tu, 9-7-1; Tr, 18-2

HARTFORD, Conn. – Sophomore P Jon Lee (Manhasset Hills, NY) stifled the Trinity College bats, and the Tufts offense exploded in the second half of the game, as the Tufts University baseball team opened an important three-game series against Trinity with a 22-0 romp over the Bantams. The two teams are battling for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East Division's two spots in the league playoffs that start May 11.

Lee allowed just three hits while improving to 4-0 overall. Tufts led just 2-0 through four innings, but then scored five runs in the fifth, five more in the sixth, three in the seventh, and then added seven more in the ninth for good measure. Senior LF Todd Boutwell (Woburn, MA) got things going with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth to push the lead to 7-0. From there the Jumbos nearly scored at will. Junior 1B Tim Ayres (Irvine, CA) finished with four hits, including three doubles, and seven runs batted in for the game. Junior RF Dan Callahan (Medfield, MA) had four hits and three RBIs, and freshman Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) smashed a three-run pinch-hit home run in the ninth.

Trinity was 18-1 overall and ranked first in New England entering the game. The Jumbos won their third in a row, improving to 9-7-1 overall and 3-0 in the NESCAC East.