Tufts 3  Apprentice School 1

Tufts 2 Apprentice School 1


At Hampton, VA

Saturday, March 27, 2004


Game 1 Box Score


Game 2 Box Score


HAMPTON, Va. -- The Tufts Jumbos swept a double-header at Apprentice School on Saturday behind superb pitching performances from freshman Ben Simon (Providence, RI) and senior Randy Newsom (Cincinnati, OH). Both pitchers went the distance (seven innings) allowing six hits as Simon won the first game, 3-1, and Newsom won the second game, 2-1. With the victories, Tufts improved to 5-3 on its spring trip after losing the first two games. Apprentice dropped to 17-6 overall.


In game one, Tufts senior 3B Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) led off the third with a triple down the right field line and scored on a Nick Palange (Hudson, MA) double to left-center to put Tufts up 1-0. The Jumbos scored their second run after two outs as a grounder by Bob Kenny (Milford, MA) was thrown away by the shortstop to allow Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) to score from second for a 2-0 lead.


Apprentice School manufactured a run off Simon in the fourth after consecutive singles from Darrell Taylor and Ryan Scott put runners at first and second. Ben Jones grounded into a force out to put Taylor at third and he eventually scored on a sacrifice by Travis Cobb.


Tufts got the insurance run in the seventh after two outs when Kacamburas doubled to center and scored on a Greg Chertok (New City, NY) single for a 3-1 win. Kacamburas finished the game 3 for 4 with two runs scored.


In game two, Tufts started the scoring in the fourth as Kenny reached on a fielder's choice and scored on a Brian Casey (Milford, MA) double to right for a 1-0 lead. In the fifth they scored a run after a walk to Kacamburas, Chertok reaching on a fielder's choice and Matt Clement (Norwood, MA) getting hit by a pitch to load the bases. Ben Jones came on in relief for the Builders and allowed a single to Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA) before shutting down the Jumbos and holding the lead at 2-0.


The Builders scored a run in their half of the fifth inning with consecutive singles from Tomerris Dixon and Matt Marshall put runners at first and third. Pinch runner Vashan Brown was caught stealing second while Dixon stole home to cut the margin to 2-1.


McDavitt had two hits in the nightcap for the Jumbos as the teams were an even 6-6 in hits. Marshall and Dixon were the lone Builders to get hits in both games. Justin Vias was the tough luck loser in the opener allowing seven hits in seven innings. Kellyn Johnson picked up the loss in game two allowing two runs in four innings.