Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS EARN FIRST WIN OVER AVERETT IN ST. PATRICK'S DAY SPLIT
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 10, Averett 5
Greensboro College 5, Tufts 1
At Danville, VA/Greensboro, NC
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Averett Box Score
Greensboro Box Score
|Chase Rose was 3 for 5 in the Tufts victory
DANVILLE, Va./GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A busy St.
Patrick's Day resulted in a split for the Tufts University baseball
team. In the afternoon, Tufts scored its first victory of the year
with a 10-5 win at Averett. The team then packed up and made a
40-mile trip to Greensboro College for a night game, where they lost
5-1 to the Pride. Coach John Casey's boys, playing for the first
time since Friday after consecutive rain-outs, are 1-2 overall.
At Averett, the Jumbos scored eight times in the
eighth inning to break open a 2-2 game. Sophomore RF Chase Rose
(Scottsdale, AZ) and junior catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA)
both hit two-run singles in the inning. Rose finished the game 3
for 5 with two RBI. Freshman DH Matt Collins (Hopkinton, MA)
singled home a run to tie the game at 2-2 in the seventh and was hit
by a pitch with the bases loaded to plate another in the eighth.
Sophomore SS Dave Leresche (St. Louis, MO) was 3 for 5 with a
run and an RBI.
Tufts got a good start from sophomore Jack Dilday
(Long Beach, CA), who pitched six innings allowing four hits and
two runs. Sophomore Ed Bernstein (Foxborough, MA) got the
win, and classmate Derek Miller (Whitman, MA) cleaned up with
1.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Averett (9-12-1) and Tufts traded runs in the first
inning, but the Cougars went in front 2-1 on a Jake Loye RBI single
in the third. Brian Knowles finished 2 for 4 with a run scored for
At night, Greensboro College scored four runs on six
hits in the seventh inning to emerge victorious over Tufts at War
Memorial Stadium. Lyle Donaldson singled to left field, scoring
Clint DeHaven from third base for the go-ahead run. Pride hurler
Michael Manfro completed seven innings on the mound, striking out
six Jumbo batters, allowing one run on four hits, earning his first
victory of the season. GC improves to 7-11 overall.
Junior Tyler O'Neill led Greensboro from the plate,
hitting 3 for 4 with one RBI. Kyle Maloney hit 2 for 2 along with
the game's first RBI for The Pride. Jacob Tomb rounded out the
lineup with a 2 for 5 performance from the plate.
Manfro (1-2) allowed his lone run in the fifth
inning when the Jumbos capitalized on an error at third base. Senior
3B Ari David (Lincoln, MA) lifted a single into left field to
score Eric Catalanotti (Grafton, MA) from second, tying the
game at 1-1.
The first eight batters of the seventh inning
reached safely for GC, accounting for the four runs. A string of
five straight singles led to GC scoring two runs by DeHaven and
Maloney. Tomb crossed the plate for the fourth run of the contest on
a passed ball. O'Neill brought home the final run of the inning on a
single into right field, scoring Parker from third on an unearned
run. Sophomore Pat O'Donnell (Worcester, MA) started and took
the loss for Tufts.
Greensboro scored the first run of the contest in
the second inning with a one-out error that allowed Josh Montague to
reach base. Two batters later Kyle Maloney singled through the left
side of the infield for the 1-0 Pride lead.
The Jumbos play another road-trip double-header on
Wednesday. They are at Guilford in the afternoon and at Methodist in