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Game 1 - Tufts 2, Williams 1 (7 inn.)
Game 2 - Tufts 2, Williams 1

At Williamstown, MA
Sunday, April 6, 2008

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

Senior co-captain Adam Telian closed out game one for the Jumbos

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Averaging 11.5 runs per game entering Sunday, and after twice scoring more than 20 runs in their last three games, the Tufts baseball team showed it can pitch some too, sweeping NESCAC West Division foe Williams College by identical 2-1 scores in a double-header on Sunday. Seniors Jason Protano (Milford, MA) and Adam Telian (Stoughton, MA), and freshman Pat O'Donnell (Worcester, MA) did not give up an earned run in 16 innings pitched.

Protano started the first game, scheduled for seven innings, and cruised through the first four. Williams scored an unearned run in the fifth on a single by sophomore SS Robin Allemand. When Protano ran into some trouble in the sixth, Telian entered and got two outs to end a Williams threat. Down 1-0 entering the sixth, Tufts surged to a 2-1 lead against Williams junior starter Dan Benz in the sixth. Sophomore 1B Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) and junior 3B Ari David (Lincoln, MA) worked walks and both scored on a double by sophomore catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA). Telian surrendered a one-out double to freshman Pat Barren in the bottom of the seventh, but recorded the last two outs for the save.

Protano allowed six hits in 5.2 innings and Telian finished up with 1.2 innings and one hit. James DiCosmo went 3 for 4 for Williams. Senior RF Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) was 2 for 4 for Tufts.

In game two, O'Donnell pitched a nine-inning, complete-game two-hitter, striking out seven and walking two while raising his record to 3-0. The offense gave him a 2-0 lead in the fifth with four hits. Freshman SS Dave Leresche (St. Louis, MO) led off with a single and scored on a double by junior CF Dave Katzman (North Andover, MA). A single by junior 3B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA) brought home Katzman.

O'Donnell allowed an unearned run in the sixth after Barrett Allison got on by an error to lead off the inning. He was doubled home by Barren. However, O'Donnell stranded Barren at second by striking out the last two batters of the inning. He would not allow a hit the rest of the way.

Freshman LF Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL) was 2 for 5 at the top of the Tufts line-up. Williams fell to 13-7 overall with the two losses.

Winners of five straight, Tufts (11-6) hosts Brandeis on Tuesday at 3:00 pm.