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Game 1 - Trinity 17, Tufts 10
Game 2 � Trinity 15, Tufts 0

At Medford, MA (Huskins Field)
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

Senior Steve Ragonese has a single-season Tufts record of 44 RBI

MEDFORD -- The fifth-ranked Trinity College Bantams scored 32 runs and had 37 hits in 15 innings of baseball on Saturday at Tufts, sweeping a double-header against the Jumbos with scores of 17-10 in the first game and 15-0 in the nightcap.

Trinity is now 27-0 overall and finished their NESCAC East schedule with a perfect 12-0 mark. Tufts dropped to 13-12 overall and 4-5 in the league.

Game one was scheduled for seven innings, and the Jumbos were threatening to give Trinity its first loss of the year with an 8-1 lead after four innings. Senior RF Steve Ragonese (Upper Saddle River, NJ) hit a three-run home run in the first. Tufts scored two unearned runs in the second and then three more times in the fourth on a double by Ragonese, a single by freshman DH Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) and a single by freshman SS David Leresche (St. Louis, MO).

However, the Bantams scored nine runs in the fifth through seventh innings to lead 10-9 heading into the bottom of the seventh. A grand slam by junior catcher Sean Killeen (Greenfield, MA) in the sixth was the centerpiece of the comeback for the Bantams. Tufts fought back, as Ragonese continued his outstanding game by leading off the bottom of the seventh with a home run to tie the game 10-10 and send it to extra innings.

Trinity exploded for seven runs in the eighth, with all of the runs scoring on three home runs. Sophomore 1B Kent Graham (Longmeadow, MA) and sophomore CF Matt Sullivan (North Reading, MA) both hit three-run homers in the inning. Tufts went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning and the Bantams had the come-from-behind victory in a three-and-a-half hour game.

Ragonese finished 3 for 4 with 6 RBI and 3 runs scored. He now has 44 RBI on the season to set a new Tufts single-season record. He surpassed Dan Callahan's 41 RBI in 2001.

For Trinity, junior 2B Ryan Piacentini (Portland, ME), who hit a three-run home run in the fifth, finished 4 for 6 with 4 RBI and 2 runs. Killeen (3 for 3 with 4 RBI and 3 runs), Graham (2 for 6 with 4 RRI and a run) and Sullivan (2 for 3 with 3 RBI and 3 runs) were other offensive leaders for Trinity.

More offensive firepower and a stellar start from senior pitcher Michael Regan (West Roxbury, MA) led Trinity to victory in game two. Regan went six innings allowing just two hits and a walk. Tufts did not have a base runner after the second inning in the seven-inning game. Trinity junior Eric McGrath (Lynn, MA) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.

Senior DH Chandler Barnard (Lubbock, TX) led off the game with a home run. Sophomore RF James Wood (Windham, NH), who homered in each game of the series, had a solo home run in the third. The Bantams scored eight times in the fourth inning, including a two-run double by Graham.

Trinity had 18 hits in the game, led by Piacentini (3 for 4 with 2 runs and an RBI), Wood (2 for 3 with 2 RBI and 2 runs) and Sullivan (2 for 4, 3 runs). The Bantams pinned Tufts freshman Pat O�Donnell (Worcester, MA) with his first loss of the season.