Game 1: Tufts 8, Bates 0
Game 2: Tufts 5, Bates 0

At Medford, MA
Saturday, March 29, 2003

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

MEDFORD – Tufts senior starter Jon Lee (Manhasset Hills, NY) recorded his second career no-hitter in an 8-0 game one win for the Tufts Baseball team, while junior starter Randy Newsom (Cincinnati, OH) allowed only two hits for a 5-0 win in Saturday's second game versus NESCAC East Division rival Bates College. Lee went seven innings striking out eight and walking only one Bobcat.  He threw his first no-hitter in his rookie season in 2000 against Bowdoin College.

In Game 1 the Jumbos were only able to score in the fourth inning, but impressively scored eight runs on five hits in that inning off Bates starter Billy Karz (Van Nuys, CA).  Junior DH Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) continued his monstrous hitting with a single to right field scoring both CF Evan Zupancic (Lake Oswego, OR) and 1B John McBride (Billerica, MA).  Zupancic scored two of Tufts' eight runs.  Bates committed all four of their errors in that inning.

Hickey was 2 for 3 with a run and three runs batted in for game one. Sophomore C Bob Kenny (Milford, MA) also had a hit, a run and a RBI for the Jumbos, who finished with six hits total.

Newsom came out in Game 2 with a tremendous follow-up to Lee's pitching as he went four innings before the Bobcats were able to earn their first hit of the day.  In the fourth inning, Bates 1B Drew McKenna (Middleboro, MA) hit a line drive to right field for the first hit.  It was immediately followed by another line drive from Bates 3B John O'Neill (Cumberland, RI) that Tufts freshman 1B Matt Clement (Norwood, MA) made a leaping catch for and touched first to earn himself an unassisted double play.

Both Tufts 3B Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) and Zupancic went 2 for 3 in Game 2.  Junior RF Drew Blewett (Great Falls, MT) scored two of the five Jumbo runs, including one after a two-out double in the third.  Newsom finished the game with a remarkable 11 strikeouts.  Three of those strikeouts came in the ninth inning.  They were broken up by Bobcat 2B Adam Taranto's (Sudbury, MA) sole hit for the game, which was only the second Bates' hit all day.

Tufts extended its winning streak against Bates to 24 games. The Jumbos improved to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the NESCAC East Division. The Bobcats dropped to 0-5 and 0-3 in the conference.