Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBO WIN STREAK ENDS AT GREENSBORO, 13-6
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Greensboro 13 Tufts 6
At Greensboro, NC
Friday, March 24, 2006
Game Box Score
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro College Pride began the first
game of a four-game weekend set with a 13-6 victory over visiting
Tufts University at War Memorial Stadium. The loss stopped a
four-game winning streak by the Jumbos, who fell to 4-3 overall on
their spring trip.
With Tufts leading 4-1 entering the home half of the third, GC
sent 13 players to the plate, scoring nine runs off five hits. Pat
Burgess doubled to center for the first Pride hit of the inning,
scoring on a hard Jess Maloney single. With the bases loaded, and
junior Brian Casey (Milford, MA) on the mound for the Jumbos,
Anthony Corona doubled down the left field line to score Maloney and
teammate Taylor Kennedy for the 4-4 tie. Two batters later, Justice
lifted a double to right field, scoring Joshua Austine and Corona.
In his second plate appearance of the inning, Burgess flied out to
center field, scoring Buddy Allen. The final runs of the inning came
on a double down the left field line by Maloney, plating Jeff
Gregory and Justice for the 10-4 Pride lead.
Freshman hurler Greg Allen (3-1) completed five innings, allowing
four runs on eight hits, and striking out two Jumbo batters. Brent
Justice led the way for all GC hitters with an afternoon that
included hitting 4 of 5 from the plate, driving in two RBIs, scoring
four runs, and stealing three bases. Teammates Jess Maloney (2 for
5, 3 RBIs, 2B) and Anthony Corona (2 for 5, 2 RBIs), also had solid
hitting performances for GC.
Trailing 1-0 early, the Jumbos answered with a three-run second,
highlighted by a home run to right center field by Brian
McDonough (Hanover, MA). With two outs, a triple by Ben Chang
(Chicago, IL) and a run scoring double by Patrick Kennedy
(Hurst, TX) kept the inning alive. Greg Chertok (New City,
NY) singled to right field, scoring Kennedy from second base, to
close out the inning and give Tufts a 3-1 lead.
In the third inning, Jumbo Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA)
doubled to center field for the first hit of the inning. After
Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) was hit by a pitch,
McDonough drove in the fourth Tufts run on a single to right field,
GC added two runs in the fifth, taking advantage of a leadoff
single to right field by Justice. Justice moved to second on a
sacrifice bunt by Gregory, only to score on a single by Burgess.
With Kennedy at the plate and Burgess in scoring position, a single
over the head of the second baseman gave The Pride a 12-4 advantage.
The Pride added one run in the seventh, assuming a 13-4 lead,
when Brent Justice's single past the shortstop resulted in an
unearned run as he came home from second on an error.
In the ninth, McDonough lifted his second home run of the
afternoon over the right field wall for Tufts, for the 13-6 final.
He finished the game 3 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBIs.
McDavitt was 2 for 4 with two runs and freshman 2B Kevin Casey
(Milford, MA) had a 3 for 4 day.