Jon Lee sets career pitching victories records with 29th

Game 1: Tufts 5    Babson 1
Game 2: Tufts 9    Babson 0

At Babson Park, MA
Sunday, May 4, 2003

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

BABSON PARK - Tufts University received two outstanding pitching performances on its way to a double-header sweep of Babson College, 5-1 and 9-0, in non-conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon. With the wins, the Jumbos, ranked third in New England, will enter the NESCAC Tournament with an overall record of 21-9, while the Beavers finish the regular season at 19-17.

In game one, senior tri-captain Dave Martin (Arlington, MA) took a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth inning before Babson junior Phil McGinnis (Shrewsbury, MA) ripped a one-out double to right. First-year Ted Dziuba (Wayne, NJ) then followed with an RBI-double that fell just out of the reach of diving center fielder Evan Zupancic
(Lake Oswego, OR)
, scoring McGinnis from second with the Beavers' first run. However, that would be all Martin would allow, as he set down the final eight batters in order to finish off the complete-game two-hitter.

Offensively, Tufts gave Martin all the support he would need in the second inning, as freshman RF Matt Clement (Norwood, MA) led off with a double and eventually came home on a single to left by Zupancic. Junior Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) then drew a bases-loaded walk, forcing home the Jumbos' second run. Senior tri-captain Brian Shapiro (Swampscott, MA) would lead off the third with his first home run of the year to make it 3-0, and Tufts tacked on two more in the final four innings to take the 5-1 decision.

Game two saw yet another fantastic pitching effort, as Tufts senior Jon Lee (Manhasset Hills, NY) allowed just two hits in six shutout innings. The win was the 29th of his career, breaking a 53-year old Tufts record originally set by Bud Niles from 1947-50. The hard-throwing right-hander walked two and struck out six as he guided the Jumbos to an easy 9-0 victory. Zupancic hit two triples and drove in two runs in the win, while junior Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) also knocked in a pair while hitting his fourth home run of the season.