Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS SWEEPS DOUBLE-HEADER AT APPRENTICE SCHOOL, 14-7
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 14, Apprentice 7 (7 inn.)
Tufts 10, Apprentice 0 (7 inn.)
At Hampton, VA
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Tufts baseball team built its
winning streak to four games with a double-header sweep at the
Apprentice School on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos won 14-7 and
10-0 in two seven-inning games and now have wins in five of their
last six overall. They exploded for 12 runs in the middle three
innings in game one and seven in the first two of game two. Tufts is
6-4 on their season-opening spring trip, which concludes on Sunday
at Virginia Wesleyan.
Apprentice School opened the scoring in game one in
the first inning as sophomore Jonathan Dehoux smashed his sixth home
run of the season scoring James Denny for a 2-1 advantage. The
Builders made it 4-2 in the third as Denny singled in Eric Polk and
Dehoux doubled in Denny. That was when the bats for the Jumbos
exploded. In the fifth they took the lead (6-4) scoring four times,
with freshman LF Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) knocking in a
run with a single and later scoring. Tufts added eight more runs in
the sixth. Senior 1B Steve Ragnoese (Upper Saddle River, NJ)
homered to start the inning and tripled in three to add insurance
later in the inning.
The Builders responded with three runs in the bottom
of the sixth as J.D. Drewry doubled in Polk and Mike Nelson who had
earlier singled. Drewry scored as Dehoux reached on a throwing
error. Dehoux, Drewry and Polk had two hits apiece for the Builders.
Dehoux drove in three, two coming on his home run in the first, and
Drewry drove in a pair.
Ragonese, who had a five-hit game at Randolph-Macon
on Friday, was 3 for 5 with four RBI and three runs scored in game
1. Sophomore DH Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) had a 3 for 4 game
with three RBI and sophomore catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA)
finished 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs. Tufts had 17 hits in the
game. Senior Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA) worked six innings
for the victory.
In the nightcap, the Jumbos kept smashing the ball
scoring three runs in the first and four more in the second en route
to the 10-0 victory. Back-to-bit hit batters brought home two runs
in the first. Ragonese continued his hot hitting with a two-run
single in the second. Meanwhile, freshman Pat O'Donnell
(Worcester, MA) pitched six shutout innings, allowing six hits
and a walk. Sophomore Tom Hill (Robbinsville, NJ) handled the
seventh, recording two strike outs, as the Jumbos earned their first
shutout since last season at Apprentice.
Freshman Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL) was 2
for 5 with two runs and an RBI at the top of the Tufts order in game
2. Rose finished with two hits, scoring a run and driving home one.
Dehoux and Polk had a pair of hits apiece in the second game for the
Apprentice School (14-12) will return to action on
Monday facing Fulton-Montgomery College in a 1 pm doubleheader at
War Memorial Stadium.