JUMBOS LOSE SEASON-OPENER AT LYNCHBURG, 13-9
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Lynchburg 13 Tufts 9
At Lynchburg, VA
Friday, March 19, 2004
Game Box Score
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Lynchburg College Baseball team extended its winning streak to 14 games with a come-back victory over Tufts University on Friday, 13-9. The game was the season opener for the Jumbos.
Tufts jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but Lynchburg would score five in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 6-6. The Jumbos regained the lead, scoring two runs in the sixth inning, thanks to Hornet errors. LC would take the lead for good in the seventh inning, scoring six runs, three coming by way of a Lucas Jones double. Robert Lydick received the win for Lynchburg, throwing three scoreless innings in relief striking out three while allowing only one hit.
Senior 3B Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) was 4 for 5 with four runs batted in for the Jumbos. His two two-run singles highlighted three-run innings in the third and fourth for the Jumbos. Sophomore RF Matt Clement (Norwood, MA), junior 2B Frank Dinucci (Wilton, CT), freshman LF Chris Decembrele (Walpole, MA) and junior C Bob Kenny (Milford, MA) all had multi-hit games for the Jumbos.
Tufts senior starter Randy Newsom (Cincinnati, OH) sailed through the first two innings before allowing a run on three hits in the third. Then he couldn't get an out in the fourth when Lynchburg rallied to tie the score. He finished with seven hits and four earned runs allowed in three innings. Senior Dave Frew (Worcester, MA) came on in relief and met a similar fate by surrendering seven hits and four earned runs in four innings. Freshman Aaron Narva (Albuquerque, NM) made his collegiate debut by pitching an inning.
Steven Scott was 4 for 5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Lynchburg attack. Jones finished 3 for 5 with five RBIs.
The Jumbos, currently on their annual spring trip, take Saturday off and travel to play at Randolph-Macon College on Sunday afternoon.