TUFTS TAKES TWO GAMES FROM COLBY IN BASEBALL
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 22 Colby 0
Tufts 10 Colby 8
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
WATERVILLE, Me. - Tufts University scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning, all of them unearned after a costly error, to pull out a 10-8 victory in the second game over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division play Saturday. Tufts (20-8, 9-2 NESCAC) had 19 hits in the opener in a 22-0 victory over the Mules.
The Jumbos scored the three runs in the ninth inning of game two without the benefit of a hit. Tufts used two walks, two hit by pitches and the error to bring the runs across. Colby College was vying for its first victory of the season. Sophomore 2B Brian Casey (Milford, MA) had two hits and three runs scored for the Jumbos in the second game. Tyler Hales had three hits, including a home run and a triple, for Colby. Andy Carr and Steve Sandak both had two hits for the Mules.
Tufts had seven runs in the first inning and 12 in the seventh inning in the first game win. Junior RF Jim O'Leary (North Easton, MA) and Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) each homered for the Jumbos. Junior SS Greg Chertok (New City, NY) had four hits and three runs scored.
Tufts 22, Colby 0
Derek Rice (W, 5-2) and Bob Kenny, Nick Curato (7); Tyler Hales
(L, 0-5), Jack Peet (1), David Bethoney (6), John Michael Beitia (7) and
Steve Sandak, Adam Curatolo (6). 2B: Jeff Volinski (Tufts) 2, Ben Chang
(Tufts), Chris Decembrele (Tufts), Greg Chertok (Tufts), Greg Ortiz
(Colby). HR: Jim O'Leary (Tufts), Kyle Backstrom (Tufts).
Tufts 10, Colby 8
Zak Smotherman, Jeremy Davis (6), Erik Johanson (6), Aaron Narva
(7, W, 3-0) and Greg Hickey. Rob Jacobs, Robert Rosenbaum (7) and Steve
Sandak. 2B: Brian Casey (Tufts), Greg Chertok (Tufts), Andy Carr (Colby).
3B: Tyler Hales (Colby). HR: Tyler Hales (Colby).