TAKE SECOND NESCAC EAST GAME FROM BATES, 10-1
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 10 Bates 1
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Game Box Score
MEDFORD – Tufts out-hit Bates 14-6 on their way to posting a 10-1 victory over the Bobcats in NESCAC East Division play at Huskins Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The Jumbos (7-5, 2-0 NESCAC) got solo home runs from junior
RF Matt Clement (Norwood, MA)
in the first, senior LF Jeff
Volinski (Andover, MA) in the fourth
and sophomore CF Chris Decembrele
(Walpole, MA) in the sixth to take a
3-0 lead. The home runs by Clement and Volinski were the first of their
Tufts starter Derek Rice
(Braintree, MA) shut out Bates (1-6,
0-2 NESCAC) for six innings until they broke through in the seventh. Bobcats
pinch hitter Brian Buckley
(Andover, MA) smacked a two-out
double and scored on a single by pinch hitter Alex
Maulucci (Avon, CT).
With their lead cut to 3-1, Tufts exploded for six runs in the seventh to
take a 9-1 advantage. Senior DH Greg
Hickey (Medway, MA) blasted a
two-run double and sophomore 2B Brian
Casey (Milford, MA) stroked a
two-run single during the inning.
The Jumbo relief corps of senior Jeremy Davis (Little Falls, NY), sophomore Aaron Narva
(Albuquerque, NM) and junior Erik
Johanson (Wynnewood, PA) held Bates
to just one hit over the final 2.2 innings. That finished the victory for Rice,
who improved to 3-1 with 6.2 innings of five-hit, one-run pitching.
Sophomore 3B Kyle Backstrom
(Worcester, MA), Hickey, Decembrele,
Volinski and Casey all had two hits for Tufts.
Junior 3B Adam Worral
(Duxbury, MA) finished 2 for 4 for
the Bobcats. Bates starter Griffin
Finan (Bethesda, MD) was victimized
by the home runs. He pitched well otherwise in his six innings, giving up eight
hits and three runs while striking out five.
The game was a make-up of a rain-out on Saturday. Tufts opened the
three-game series against Bates on Friday with a 10-3 win and will finish the
set at Bates on May 5.