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NESCAC Tournament
Tufts 8    Williams 0

At Waterville, ME
Saturday, May 13, 2006

Game Box Score

WATERVILLE, Me. -- Tufts University used early scoring and solid pitching to defeat Williams College 8-0 in game three of the 2006 NESCAC Baseball Championship Saturday afternoon at Coombs Field on the campus of Colby College. With the win, Tufts advances to play at Bowdoin Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. against the Polar Bears. The winner will move on to the NESCAC finals against Middlebury College.

Tufts (23-13) picked up a run in the bottom of the first inning against Williams off a freshman Brian McDonough (Hanover, MA) RBI single up the middle with two outs to plate junior Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA). The Jumbos would strike again in the bottom of the second, as McDavitt singled to drive in a run and make it 2-0 Tufts after two. After a scoreless third inning, Tufts scored two more runs in the fourth and three runs in the seventh, highlighted by junior Chris Decembrele's (Walpole, MA) two-run bomb to deep center field, his sixth home run of the season.

McDavitt capped a stellar day from the dish in the eighth with a solo shot down the right field line to make it an 8-0 Tufts final. For the game, McDavitt tied a NESCAC tournament record for hits, going 5 for 5 from the plate with four runs scored and two runs batted in.

Junior pitcher Ben Simon (Providence, RI) pitched a gem on the mound for the Jumbos, going the distance while scattering six hits and shutting out the Ephs to improve his record to 4-2 on the season. For Williams, junior pitcher Ryan Fote started on the mound, working 3.2 innings and allowing seven hits and four runs, three earned. Senior Matt Brown and junior Cory Catelli made relief appearances for the Ephs. Junior shortstop Paul Morgan was 2 for 4 from the plate for the Ephs.