Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
HOGAN, VANDERVLIET LEAD BATES TO 8-6 WIN AT
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Bates 8, Tufts 6
At Medford, MA (Huskins Field)
Saturday, March 29, 2008
MEDFORD � Senior 2B Denis Hogan (Franklin, MA) went
4 for 4 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored, and
senior Sean VanderVliet (Meriden, NH) pitched seven strong innings,
as the Bates College baseball team earned an 8-6 win at Tufts in a
NESCAC East Division game on Saturday afternoon at Huskins Field.
VanderVliet went seven innings allowing four hits
and one earned run while striking out seven. Jumbo senior Adam
Telian (Stoughton, MA) matched him in a decent pitcher�s duel
until the bottom of the sixth inning. A three-run home run by Hogan
was the centerpiece of a five-run Bates sixth that gave the Bobcats
a 7-2 lead. He had led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot.
Tufts put the potential winning run on base in the
top of the ninth when the Bates bullpen got wild with three walks
and two hit batters in the inning. However, junior Chuck Murphy-Romboletti
(Holyoke, MA) got the final out on a pop-up and Bates had its first
win over the Jumbos since 2004. That broke their nine-game losing
streak to Tufts.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at
Bates, but was moved to Tufts due to snow on the field in Lewiston,
Maine. Bates remained as the home team on the scoreboard. The Jumbos
scored in the first on a walk by junior SS Kevin Casey (Milford,
MA) and a sacrifice fly by sophomore Corey Pontes (Milton,
MA). Hogan�s homer tied it for Bates.
Tufts scored an unearned run in the fifth as Casey
again walked, went to third on a single by Pontes and scored on an
infield error. Bates tied it in the bottom of the inning and Hogan
was again in the middle of it, hitting a one-out single and scoring
on a base hit by senior 1B Erik Hood (Berlin, NH). The Bobcats would
break it open in the sixth and hold on for the win.
In addition to Hogan, senior SS Brian Mahoney
(Sudbury, MA), Hood and senior CF Casey McCormack (Keene, NH) had
two hits each for Bates. Casey finished 2 for 2 with three runs
scored for Tufts, while Pontes had two hits and junior CF Dave
Katzman (North Andover, MA) finished with two RBI. Telian took
the loss, dropping to 2-2.