Randolph-Macon 15    Tufts 6

At Ashland, VA
Sunday, March 21, 2004

Game Box Score

ASHLAND, Va. -- Host Randolph-Macon struck for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 14-1 after four innings on their way to a 15-6 romp against Tufts University in college baseball action on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets improved to 7-12 overall, while Tufts dropped to 0-2 on its spring trip.

The Jumbos got out of the gate with a run in the first inning. Senior 3B Adam Kacamburas (North Reading, MA) hit a two-out single, stole second, and scored on a single by sophomore RF Matt Clement (Norwood, MA). The lead was short-lived, as Randolph-Macon's first six runners all reached base and scored. Tufts starter Jeremy Davis (Little Falls, NY) lasted just two-thirds of an inning, giving up six runs on three hits, two walks and two hit batters.

After scoring a single run in the second and two more in the third, RMC added four in the fourth when freshman RF Bobby White hit a grand slam off Jumbo freshman Aaron Narva (Albuquerque, NM). Senior Matt Carney held the Tufts offense in check until the sixth inning, when the Jumbos scored five times to make the score 14-6. The Jumbos started the inning with five straight singles, including a one-run stroke by Clement and a two-run base hit by freshman CF Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA). Junior catcher Bob Kenny (Milford, MA) also had a two-run single in the inning.

Carney absorbed six runs in 5.1 innings of work, but earned the win anyway. Sophomore Travis Beazley pitched 3.1 innings of one-hit relief for the Yellow Jackets, striking out six. Four Jumbo pitchers were touched up, with the best work coming from junior Jeff Volinski (Andover, MA) who surrendered a run and five hits in four innings to finish the game. He gave up the 15th and final RMC run in the bottom of the eighth.

White led RMC with two hits, two runs and seven runs batted in. Sophomore CF Daniel Mullins finished 3 for 4 with four runs scored. On the Tufts side, Clement went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, while Kacamburas was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.