Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS TAKE SINGLE GAME FROM COLBY IN NESCAC
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 10 Colby 5
At Medford, MA
Friday, April 28, 2006
Game Box Score
MEDFORD -- Senior Zak Smotherman
(Westborough, MA) pitched seven strong innings, and the Tufts
University bats hit 15 singles, as the Jumbos defeated Colby
College, 10-5, in NESCAC East Division baseball action at Huskins
Field on Friday afternoon.
Smotherman no-hit the Mules through four
innings before Colby junior 3B Andy Carr (Conway, NH) hit the
first of his two home runs in the game to lead off the fifth. Tufts
led 8-1 at the time. Smotherman finished seven innings, allowing
four hits, three runs and three walks while striking out six. He
improved to 4-1 this spring.
The Jumbos broke the game open with a six-run
third inning. They had five hits and two walks in the inning while
taking advantage of two Colby errors, a passed ball and a wild
pitch. Junior DH Nick Curato (Cumberland, ME), senior SS
Greg Chertok (New City, NY) and senior CF Jim O'Leary (North
Easton, MA) hit RBI singles in the frame.
Colby scored three times off Smotherman in the
fifth with junior 2B Tom Salemy (Odessa, FL) following up
Carr's home run with a two-run double. Freshman Zachary Helm
(Palermo, ME) did a nice job in relief of starter Tyler Hales
(Lexington, MA) for the Mules, throwing 4.1 innings without
allowing a run. The game stayed 8-3 Tufts into the eighth.
The hosts added two runs in the bottom of the
eighth on a two-run single by freshman 3B Kevin Casey (Milford,
MA) for a 10-3 lead. He was one of five Jumbos to finish with
multiple hits, going 2 for 5. Chertok was 3 for 5 at the top of the
order, Curato finished 3 for 4 with two runs, junior 2B Brian
Casey (Milford, MA) was 2 for 6 with two runs and freshman
Brian McDonough (Hanover, MA) added a 2 for 4 day at the plate
to some fine play out in right field.
Carr smacked a two-run home run in the top of
the ninth to complete the scoring. He had two of Colby's five hits
on the day.
The Jumbos' hopes of hosting the upcoming NESCAC Tournament (May 12-14) were hurt by a 15-2 Bowdoin victory
against Bates today. Tufts needs to sweep Colby in a double-header
tomorrow and hope that Bowdoin gets swept at Bates in order for the
Jumbos to move ahead of the Polar Bears and earn the right to host.