Apprentice School 3    Tufts 2
Tufts 5    Apprentice School 0

At Hampton, VA
Saturday, March 26, 2005

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

HAMPTON, VA. – Senior Jeremy Davis (Little Falls, NY) pitched six shutout innings as the Tufts Baseball team won the nightcap of a double-header at the Apprentice School on Saturday, 5-0. Sophomore closer Aaron Narva (Albuquerque, NM) hurled a scoreless inning to complete the fourth shutout in nine games for the Jumbos already this spring. The host Builders had rallied with a run in the bottom of the seventh on a Ryan Scott double scoring Bobby Quesenberry to take a 3-2 win in game one.

Game two saw the Jumbos only get three hits, but one of those was by Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA) for a two-run double in a three-run third as Tufts took a 5-0 victory.  Davis allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out three in his outing. Senior catcher Greg Hickey (Medway, MA) was on base three times in the game and scored two runs. Matt Marshall paced the Builders with a 2 for 3 performance.

In an exciting first game, the Builders scored two runs in the third inning as Ryan Fitzsimons  led off with a walk and advanced to third on a Darrell Taylor double.  Quesenberry followed with a single to right field to score both runners.

Tufts pushed a run across on the fourth as Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA) was hit by a pitch and advanced to third on a single by Hickey. Hickey was picked off by Ben Jones, but lasted long enough in the run down to allow McDavitt to score. The Jumbos tied it in the seventh as McDavitt scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 2-2. He had walked to lead off the inning. 

In the bottom of the seventh, Quesenberry led off with a single to center field.  Scott took the first pitch down the right field line and Quesenberry never stopped running to score the winning run. Reliever Erik Johanson (Wynnewood, PA) was tagged with the loss for the Jumbos. Sophomore Ben Simon (Providence, RI) started for Tufts and gave up his first runs of the season in his third appearance. He allowed nine hits, two walks and two runs in five innings.

Jones picked up his sixth victory of the year going the distance striking out nine and allowing only two hits.  Taylor and Cato Dixon were 3 for 3 apiece as the Builders had 12 hits in the game.  Quesenberry and Scott were 2 for 4 each.