Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS STAY ALIVE IN NESCAC TOURNAMENT WITH
8-0 WIN OVER WILLIAMS
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
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.