Tufts 18    Randolph-Macon 7

At Ashland, VA
Friday, March 22, 2002

Tufts 0 2 4 0 1 9 2 = 18-17-4
Randolph-Macon 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 = 7-6-3

Game Box Score

Records: T, 2-3-1; RM, 5-7.

ASHLAND, VA -- The Jumbo offense had their most productive game of the season against Randolph-Macon College, exploding for 18 runs on 17 hits.  Do not let Randy-Mac's seven runs fool you, starting pitcher sophomore Randy Newsom (Cincinnati, OH) only gave up one earned run.

Junior tri-captain Evan Zupancic (Lake Oswego, OR), senior tri-captain Dan Callahan (Medfield, MA), junior shortstop Brian Shapiro (Swampscott, MA), and senior first baseman Tim Ayres (Irvine, CA) all had three hits on the day. 

Zupancic went 3-5 with five runs batted in and one run scored.  Callahan went 3-4, with a homerun, he crossed the plate three times as well as had 3 runs batted in.  While Shapiro did not have any RBI, he was 3-4 and scored twice.  Ayres hit two doubles en route to a 3-5 game, he also scored and knocked in two runs. 

Other big contributions included junior second baseman Jon Herbert (Davidsonville, MD), sophomores, catcher Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) and third baseman Nick Palange, as well as freshman catcher Bob Kenny (Milford, MA).  Herbert had one hit, with one RBI, and also scored three runs. Hickey had two hits on the day, scoring three runs with one RBI.  Palange and Kenny both had one hit with one RBI and two runs scored.  

Newsom pitched a strong six innings, only giving up five hits and one earned run.  He mowed down four batters and only walked two, while tossing 95 pitches.  Junior pitcher Mike Byron (Hanover, MA) put in one inning of work to close out the game. 

The Jumbos worked Randolph Macon's pitching staff as they faced seven different pitchers on the day, with no one lasting longer than 2.2 innings.  

The game was well in reach for Randy Mac after five innings.  With the score 7-4 going into the sixth, the Jumbos reeled off nine runs to put the game out of reach.