Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SNAP FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH 13-2 WIN AT DIV. 2
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 13, Bentley 2
At Waltham, MA
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Game Box Score
|Junior co-captain Kevin Casey scored three
times from the top of the Tufts order
WALTHAM -- The Tufts baseball team used a 19-hit attack and solid
pitching from eight different hurlers to score a 13-2 victory at
Bentley College on Wednesday afternoon. The win stopped a four-game
losing streak for Tufts (14-12). The Falcons, an NCAA Division II
team, fell to 17-23 overall after losing for the first time in four
Tufts scored in the first four innings of the game to lead 9-0.
The Jumbos scored single runs in the first and second innings, on
RBI singles from sophomore 1B Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) and
junior 3B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA), respectively. Freshman
SS David Leresche (St. Louis, MO) hit a two-run double in the
third for a 4-0 Tufts lead, and then hit another two-run double when
Tufts opened the game up with five runs in the fourth. Freshman DH
Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) added a two-run single in the
As is often the case in mid-week non-conference games, Tufts gave
work to a lot of arms and most were very successful against the
Falcons. Freshman Ed Bernstein (Foxborough, MA) started and
pitched two perfect innings with three strike outs. He earned the
decision for his first collegiate victory. Junior Mike Stefaniak
(Needham, MA) pitched a 1-2-3 third as the Jumbos retired the
first nine batters they faced. Among the parade of pitchers,
freshman Jack Dilday (Long Beach, CA), freshman Pat
O'Donnell (Worcester, MA) and senior Jason Protano (Milford,
MA) all went an inning and allowed no runs on one hit apiece.
Bentley scored its only two runs in the fifth inning. Freshman LF
Chris Stewart was hit by a pitch to lead off and moved to third on a
double by freshman 1B Ross Curley. Stewart scored on a sacrifice fly
by freshman SS Tanner Bathel and freshman DH Ricardo Sullivan
singled home Curley.
The Jumbos had base runners in the fifth through eighth innings,
but did not score and continued to lead 9-2. They added four more in
the top of the ninth, which included run-scoring singles by
sophomore catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) and junior RF
Eric Catalanotti (Grafton, MA).
Seven Jumbos finished with at least two hits. Leresche was 3 for
5 with a run and four RBI, Rose went 2 for 5 with two runs and three
RBI and Casey finished 2 for 4 with three runs and an RBI.
Curley had three of Bentley's 10 hits while Sullivan was 2 for 4
with the RBI.