Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
METHODIST SCORES ON PASSED BALL TO EDGE JUMBOS,
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Methodist 3 Tufts 2
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Game Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Tufts baseball team scored two runs in the
top of the second inning to take the early lead, but the Methodist
University Monarchs tied the game in the bottom of the inning and
took the lead in the fifth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Jumbos.
Methodist moves to 15-7 overall while Tufts falls to 3-3 this
The Jumbos put together three hits in the
second inning including a triple by catcher Chris Decembrele
(Walpole, MA) to take a 2-0 lead. The three-bagger scored senior DH
Nick Curato (Cumberland, ME) from first. Sophomore CF Dave
Katzman (North Andover, MA) then drove home Decembrele with a
Methodist came back in the bottom of the
inning when junior Scott Russell led off with a bunt single.
Freshman Brian Halpin's ground out moved Russell to second and
sophomore Philip Betterly singled to score Russell. Betterly moved
to second on the throw home and a double by senior Jonathan Spivey
scored Betterly to tie the game.
With the game still
tied at two going into the bottom of the fifth, freshman Seth Kivett
led off with a double deep in centerfield. Junior Kyle Eudy's
sacrifice bunt moved Kivett to third and Kivett was able to score on
a passed ball for the eventual game-winning run.
Freshman Landon Jordan pitched seven innings for the Monarch win while
freshman Fred Geisinger finished the game for the save. Together they
allowed six Jumbo hits and two walks.
Tufts also got
solid pitching performances from freshmen. David Gibbs (Harrison,
NY) started and went 5.2 innings, allowing five hits and three
runs. Thomas Hill (Robbinsville, NJ) finished up with 2.1
innings of one-hit relief.