Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
BASEBALL SPLITS TUESDAY'S SPRING-TRIP GAMES VS.
LYNCHBURG, GREENSBORO COLLEGE
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 7 Lynchburg 3
Greensboro College 18 Tufts 5
At Lynchburg/Greensboro, NC
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Lynchburg Game Box
Game Box Score
LYNCHBURG/GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Senior Chris Decembrele
(Walpole, MA) and junior Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River,
NJ) powered the Tufts baseball team to a 7-3 victory at
Lynchburg College early Tuesday afternoon, but the Jumbos were on
the receiving end of a powerful offensive attack in an 18-5 loss to
Greensboro College early in the evening on Tuesday. The split left
Tufts with a 3-2 record on its spring break trip.
At Lynchburg College's Fox Field, Ragonese singled
and scored in the second and then hit a two-run home run in the
fourth to give the Jumbos a 3-1 lead. With Tufts leading just 4-3,
Decembrele hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to put the
visitors up 7-3. Senior shortstop Brian Casey (Milford, MA)
had three hits and scored two runs for Tufts, while senior LF
Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA) and senior DH Nick Curato
(Cumberland, ME) also had three hits as the Jumbos finished with
Senior Carolos Lopez (Brooklyn, NY) made a
good start for the Jumbos, allowing five hits and three runs while
striking out seven in seven innings for the victory. Freshman
Jordan Goldberg (Westborough, MA) had his second strong
relief stint, finishing the game with two scoreless innings.
Ronnie LaBrie (Vinton, VA) went 2 for 4 and drove in all three
Hornet runs. LaBrie plated two runs with a third-inning home run off
Lopez and drove in another on a fifth-inning double. Jon Crews
(Lynchburg, VA) went 2 for 4 and Cameron Grant (Lynchburg, VA) went
2 for 3 and stole a base.
The Jumbos then had more than a 200 mile drive to
play at War Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night against Greensboro
College. GC found its hitting stroke that night with an 18-5 victory over Tufts,
accounting for 23 hits in the game. Behind spectacular hitting
displays by Taylor Kennedy (4-4, 4 RBI, 2 doubles), James Hone (4-5,
4 RBI, double, triple) and Pat Burgess (3-5, RBI), the Pride moved
to 13-12 overall.
GC opened the first with three straight hits,
including consecutive doubles by Kyle Bolick and Taylor Kennedy to
score the opening run of the game. After a Burgess single to
centerfield put runners on the corners, Jess Maloney grounded out
allowing Kennedy to trot home from third. Two batters later, Hone
connected on a double to right, scoring Burgess from third giving GC
a 3-0 lead. The Pride added one run in the second inning, generated
by Tyler Wolfe�s single through the right side of the infield. Wolfe
moved to second on a wild pitch before a single to left field by
Kennedy scored the fourth run.
Tufts stormed back in the third inning, starting
with a double down the right field line by freshman 2B Alex
Grzymala (East Setauket, NY). Casey followed with a run-scoring
single through the left side of the infield for the first run by the
Jumbos. Two batters later Kyle Backstrom (Worcester, MA)
tripled to left field, scoring Casey, slicing the lead in half to
4-2. Bryan McDavitt (Holden, MA) then singled, scoring Backstrom from third base. Ragonese put
runners on the corners with a single, moving McDavitt to third base.
Two batters later a single to left field off the bat of freshman
catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) plated Decembrele and
Ragonese, in the process giving Tufts a 5-4 lead.
GC scored for the fourth straight inning, adding two
runs in the fourth. In the fifth, GC tacked on three more runs, this
time coming with two outs. After a scoreless sixth, the Pride
returned to scoring form in the seventh, scoring five runs to put
the game out of reach. Torrey Lowe cranked a home run to left in the eighth, moving
the GC lead to 17-5, before a double to left by Daniel Poindexter.
Andrew Norris followed with a grounder to the short for the final
run of the game, and the 18-5 victory.