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Game 1 - Tufts 5    Colby 1
Game 2 - Tufts 9    Colby 2

At Waterville, ME
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

WATERVILLE, Me. -- The Tufts University baseball team won its third NESCAC East Division title, and first since 2002, by sweeping a double-header against Colby College on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos are now 9-2 in the NESCAC East and 21-8 overall, while Colby dropped to 7-18 and 2-8. The teams will finish their three-game series with a game tomorrow at noon.

Junior Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA) pitched a complete game in the opener and senior Derek Rice (Braintree, MA) went eight innings in the second game as Tufts University took 5-1 and 9-2 wins over Colby.

Telian scattered six hits, struck out two and walked none in the seven-inning opener, improving to 5-1. Senior shortstop Brian Casey (Milford, MA) had RBI singles in the second and seventh innings to lead the Jumbos offensively. Tufts scored twice in the second and twice in the seventh. Freshman 3B Caleb Sims (Burlington, MA) also had a run-scoring double in the second and sophomore CF Dave Katzman (North Andover, MA) had the same in the seventh. Both scored twice for Tufts, while junior RF Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) finished 3 for 4. Sophomore LF John Murphy had two of the Colby hits.

Ragonese belted two two-run homers in the second game for the Jumbos. The two shots gave him nine for the year, the second-best single-season total in team history. Freshman DH Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA) added three hits and three RBIs for Tufts, while sophomore 2B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA), freshman 1B Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) and Sims all had two hits. Rice struck out six and walked six in eight innings, allowing two runs. Tom Salemy had a two-run homer among his two hits for Colby in the nightcap.