Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS EARNS PAIR OF WINS ON MONDAY AGAINST LAWRENCE,
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 7 Lawrence 0
Tufts 13 Guilford 9
At Greensoboro, NC
Monday, March 19, 2007
Lawrence Game Box Score
Guilford Game Box Score
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Tufts baseball team improved its record
to 2-1 with wins in two separate games on Monday. The Jumbos played
Lawrence University out of Appleton, Wisconsin in the morning at
Guilford College, winning 7-0. The Jumbos then played the host
Quakers later in the afternoon and won 13-9.
Against Lawrence, the Jumbos got an outstanding
performance on the mount from junior Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA).
He went eight innings allowing just two hits and striking out eight
with one walk. Only once did a Lawrence base-runner reach third
base. He allowed singles in the third and fourth innings.
Tufts got him the only run he would need in the
first when senior LF Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) singled
and scored on a double by senior tri-captain Bryan McDavitt
The Jumbos added a single run in the third on a
run-scoring double by freshman 3B Caleb Sims (Burlington, MA)
and three more in the fifth, including a two-run home run by junior
Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) to lead 5-0. McDavitt
had an RBI single in the seventh and finished the game 2 for 4 with
three RBIs and a run scored. Backstrom was 3 for 4 with two runs
Against Guilford, the Jumbos had a four-run
fifth inning with three consecutive doubles to help secure a 13-9
win. After the teams traded single runs in both the first and second
innings, a two-run home run by senior 1B Bryan McDavitt (Holden,
MA) put Tufts up 4-2 in the top of the third inning. Guilford
scored three runs in the fourth -- two unearned -- to take a 6-5
lead. Freshman shortstop Drew Ward doubled and scored in the inning.
However, in the fifth, Tufts got doubles from sophomore 3B Kevin
Casey (Milford, MA), sophomore RF Eric Catalanotti (Grafton,
MA) and freshman catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA). Those
scored the four runs that put Tufts ahead 9-6, and it was the fifth
straight inning in which Tufts scored.
The Jumbos added to the lead with a two-run single by senior
shortstop Brian Casey (Milford, MA) in the seventh. Two more
runs crossed in the eighth, including a lead-off single and run
scored by McDavitt. Drew smacked a two-run double as part of a
three-run ninth for Guilford, but the rally fell short when Brian
Casey took the hill and got the final two outs.
McDavitt finished 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs. Kevin Casey
also had four hits for the Jumbos and scored three runs. The Jumbos
finished with 17 hits. Freshman Thomas Hill (Robbinsville, NJ)
pitched 4.1 innings of hitless, scoreless relief to earn the win
Drew finished 3 for 5 with three RBIs for the Quakers. Myers had
two hits and two RBIs.