Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS LOSE FIRST GAME OF THREE AT BOWDOIN,
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Bowdoin 6, Tufts 4
At Brunswick, ME
Friday, April 11, 2008
|Sophomore Corey Pontes drove home two of
Tufts' four runs
BRUNSWICK, Me. -- The Bowdoin College baseball team
rallied to score three runs in the seventh inning en route to a 6-4
win over Tufts in the Polar Bears' home-opener on Friday afternoon.
Bowdoin improves to 11-8 (3-3 NESCAC East) with the win while Tufts
drops to 11-8 (2-2).
Freshman Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL)
doubled to lead off the game for Tufts and came home later in the
inning on an RBI groundout by Corey Pontes (Milton, MA).
Tufts doubled their lead in the second frame when an RBI double by
Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) plated Dave Leresche (St. Louis,
MO), giving the visitors a 2-0 edge.
Bowdoin trimmed the lead to a single run in the
bottom of the inning as a bases-loaded walk to Marc Dallaire brought
home Matt Ruane. The hosts tied the game in the fourth when Jason
Koperniak came home on a wild pitch, but Tufts starter Adam
Telian (Stoughton, MA) was able to escape a runner-on-third/no
out situation in the inning to keep the game deadlocked.
Tufts rallied to score twice in the fifth inning on
an RBI single by Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) and
added another run on a double-play groundout by Pontes to re-take
the lead 4-2 before Bowdoin bounced back in the seventh.
Marc Dallaire started the rally with a leadoff HBP
and, one out later, moved to second on a wild pitch. Joe Berte
walked and Kevin Zikaras doubled to bring home Dallaire. After Pat
Duchette popped out, Jason Koperniak ripped a ball that got through
into left field, bringing home both Berte and Zikaras to make it 5-4
Polar Bears. Reid Auger blasted a deep home run to left in the
eighth to provide some insurance for Bowdoin.
Carter Butland (2-2) allowed four earned runs and
scattered five hits and four walks to collect the win for Bowdoin.
Pat Driscoll was outstanding, striking out six batters in two
innings of relief to net his second save of the year. Matt Ruane led
the Bowdoin bats with three hits.
Tufts' Telian (3-3) allowed three earned runs and
eight hits in 6.2 innings before giving way to Tom Hill
(Robbinsville, NJ). Goldberg scored twice and Pontes had two
RBI's to pace the Jumbo offense.
The teams will attempt to play a doubleheader at
Bowdoin on Saturday beginning at noon, weather permitting.