Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS COMPLETES SWEEP AT BATES WITH 13-3, 10-1 WINS
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 13 Bates 3
Tufts 10 Bates 1
At Lewiston, ME
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
LEWISTON, Me. -- The Tufts University baseball team pounded out 32
hits while defeating Bates College in both ends of a doubleheader
Saturday, completing a decisive three-game weekend sweep in NESCAC
East Division action with victories of 13-3 and 10-1.
A day after beating the Bobcats (4-6) 12-3, the Jumbos (11-4)
tallied 19 hits in the first game, plating five runs in the first
inning off of Bates junior starter Griffin Finan (Bethesda, MD).
Bates came up with a run in the second and two more in the third to
close the deficit to 6-3, but Tufts tacked on two more in the fourth
and five runs in the sixth off of freshman reliever Chuck
Murphy-Romboletti (Holyoke, MA) to pull away.
Tufts junior 1B Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA), who was 8 for
13 in the three games, went 3 for 5 in the first game with an RBI
and a pair of runs, while junior DH Nick Curato (Cumberland, ME)
went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run. Freshman RF Brian McDonough
(Hanover, MA) was 2 for 4 with two steals and drove in three
runs while scoring two.
Sophomore left-hander Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA) earned
the win for Tufts with 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, allowing
three hits and no walks while striking out five. Junior Derek
Rice (Braintree, MA) was the starter, lasting 2 1/3 innings.
Finan (1-1) got the loss for Bates. Murphy-Romboletti threw five
innings of relief, allowing seven runs, three earned. Freshman Ben
Thayer (Gorham, ME) threw a shutout inning of mop-up duty. Sophomore
outfielder Casey McCormack (Keene, NH) went 3 for 4 for Bates and
scored a run. Classmate Alex Egelson (Fairfield, CT) was 2 for 3
with an RBI.
In the second game, Tufts again pounced on Bates pitching early
on, with three runs in the first and six more in the third, all
charged to freshman starter Lawrence Hinkle (Arlington, VA), with
six of the nine earned. In Tufts' six-run third, the first four
batters all singled, with Curato's (2 for 4, four RBIs) bases-loaded
hit scoring two. The Jumbos had six of their total 13 hits in the
inning and took advantage of two Bates errors.
Tufts junior LF Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) went 4 for
4 in the game, with two runs and an RBI. Senior left-handed starter
Zak Smotherman (Westborough, MA) earned the win for Tufts,
allowing one run over seven innings on six hits and two walks, while
striking out seven Bobcats.
Bates sophomore Erik Hood (Berlin, NH) was 3 for 3 in the game
with an RBI. Sophomore SS Brian Mahoney (Sudbury, Mass.) went 2 for
4. Bates relievers Dan Cook (Sudbury, MA) and Ralph Vitti
(Winchester, MA) proved effective in the game. Cook allowed one run
and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings, while Vitti allowed one hit
over two shutout innings.
Tufts, winners of four in a row now, travel to Division II
Bentley on Wednesday. Bates hosts Husson College Tuesday.