Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS LOSE OPENER TO ENDICOTT, 7-4
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Endicott 7 Tufts 4
At Greensoboro, NC
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Game Box Score
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Tufts baseball team fell behind 6-0 after
three innings and could not make up the difference, losing 7-4 to
Endicott College in their season opener on Sunday in Greensboro,
North Carolina. The Jumbos had 11 hits and 10 walks in the game, but
left 18 runners on base.
The Gulls, who make their home in Beverly, Mass., scored four
runs after two were out in the second inning against Tufts starter
Jason Protano (Milford, MA). They added two more unearned
runs in the third. In the second, Endicott junior catcher Dan Gomez
opened the inning with a lead-off double to right, but Protano then
recorded back-to-back strike outs. Adam Labbe singled to right
scoring Gomez, putting Endicott up 1-0. Following two walks and a
hit batsman, Steve Vidmosko hit an RBI single to center to push the
Gulls lead to 3-0. Another hit batter scored Endicott's fourth run
of the inning. In the third inning, Tom Warner hit an RBI double to
right field and the Gulls were off to a 6-0 start.
Tufts scored their first run in the sixth when senior catcher
Chris Decembrele (Walpole, MA) led off with a double and scored
on a sacrifice fly by sophomore RF Eric Catalanotti (Grafton, MA).
Sophomore CF Dave Katzman (North Andover, MA) walked and
scored on a double by senior SS Brian Casey (Milford, MA) in
the eighth. Senior LF Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) hit a
two-run single in the ninth, but it was too little too late.
Ian Parkinson pitched four scoreless innings for Endicott, giving
up two hits and striking out five. Tufts freshman Jordan Goldberg
(Westborough, MA) submitted a solid relief outing in his Jumbo
debut, allowing two hits and no runs while striking out four in
innings. Katzman finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Tufts.
For Endicott, Labbe was 2 for 4 with two runs, Vidmosko went 2
for 6 with a run and an RBI and CF Aaron Santos was 2 for 4 with an
RBI in the lead-off spot.