Game 1: Tufts 5    Bowdoin 1
Game 2: Tufts 4    Bowdoin 1

At Brunswick, ME
Saturday, April 12, 2003

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

BRUNSWICK, Me. -- The Tufts Baseball team took a pair of well-pitched contests against Bowdoin on Saturday, 5-1 in game one and 4-1 in game two. The games were moved from Medford to Brunswick due to field conditions and Tufts served as the home team for both games. The Jumbos improve to 13-5 overall and 5-1 in NESCAC East play, while Bowdoin falls to 9-11 and 3-4, respectively.

Game one saw Tufts get on the board early with a leadoff triple from Jon Herbert (Davidsonville, MD) and a sacrifice fly from Evan Zupancic (Lake Oswego, OR) for a 1-0 lead. An RBI single from Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) scored Zupancic in the third inning, and later in the frame Brian Shapiro (Swampscott, MA) reached home on a passed ball for a 3-0 Tufts edge. Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) walked, stole second and scored on a double play to extend the lead to 4-0 in the fifth. Bowdoin rallied to get one back in the top of the sixth as Jimmy Shea scored on a single by Andy Workman, but Tufts added one in the bottom of the frame as Frank Dinucci (Wilton, CT) scored on a wild pitch to make it a 5-1 final.

Jon Lee (Manhasett Hills, NY) improved to 5-2, going the distance for the Jumbos allowing only three hits and striking out three in a one earned-run effort. Marc Bulger (3-1) took his first loss, allowing four earned runs in five innings for Bowdoin.

Game two saw the Jumbos jump out early again, this time connecting for four runs in the first inning. With the bases loaded and no one out, Tufts got a sacrifice fly from Shapiro to take a 1-0 lead. Hickey was the next batter and launched a three-run homer to deep left-center to give Tufts a 4-0 edge and all the runs they would need. Lee (6-2) started the second game and continued to mystify the Bowdoin bats, allowing only two hits in six innings. Randy Newsom (Cincinnati, OH) pitched three strong innings of relief, allowing one run in the seventh as Shea scored Bowdoin's only run on a groundout by Tom McMahon.

Bowdoin's Andrew Nichols settled down after the first and pitched extremely well, allowing no runs and only one hit after the rocky first inning. Scott Boruchow pitched well for the Polar Bears in relief in both contests for a total of 3.2 innings on the day, allowing only one hit and striking out four. Greg Hickey ended the day 4-7 with four rbi's for Tufts.