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Apprentice School 7, Tufts 3
Apprentice School 6, Tufts 5

At Hampton, VA
Saturday, March 21, 2009

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

HAMPTON, Va. -- The Apprentice School baseball team extended its winning streak to five games on Saturday with a feat they had never done before - sweep a double-header from Tufts University as they won 7-3 and 6-5 at War Memorial Stadium. The Builders and the Jumbos have faced each other since 1995 and the Apprentice School had never swept a double-header from Tufts. In fact, the Jumbos had won 13 of the last 14 games played between the schools before Saturday's doubleheader sweep.

In game one, sophomore Kenny Eanes drove in a pair of runs for the Builders in the second with a double to put the hosts ahead early 2-0. In the third, Bryce Beale singled in Eric Polk for a 3-0 Apprentice lead. Tufts answered with a pair of runs in the fourth as senior 3B Kevin Casey (Milford, MA) led off with a walk and sophomore LF Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL) followed with a single, and both scored. But the Apprentice School returned the favor scoring three times in its half of the fourth. Dory Fields drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly and Beale drove in a pair with a single to left field. Each team scored a run in the sixth as the Builders took the opener 7-3.

Eanes went 3 for 4 with two RBI in the opener, while Beale was 2 for 4 with three RBI as the Builders out-hit the Jumbos 10-5. Sophomore Austin Leftwich earned his first victory throwing 5.1 innings and allowing three hits. Jonathan Dehoux picked up his second save closing the contest with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work. Casey scored two runs for the Jumbos and junior 1B Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) had two RBI.

In game two, Apprentice School trailed early as the Jumbos scored three times in the first and a run in the fourth to take a 4-1 advantage. A two-run single by junior LF Anthony Fucillo (Winthrop, MA) sparked the first. A single by junior RF Caleb Sims (Burlington, MA) and an RBI double by freshman 2B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI) plated the run in the fourth.

In the fifth, the Builders cut the deficit to 4-3 as Dehoux singled in Polk, who had reached on a throwing error that scored Andrew Yonta. Tufts responded with a run in the sixth on another RBI hit by Sager, but the Builders scored three times in their half of the sixth for the win. Beale scored the first on a wild pitch and Eanes scored the next run on a ground out to tie the game. The winning run was scored on a high-hopper to short stop hit by Yonta that allowed Kyle Center to score for a 6-5 lead and win.

Dehoux went 2 for 4 in the nightcap with a run batted in, while Wagner was 2 for 3 for Apprentice School. Sophomore Coire Barnitz picked up his second win of the season throwing three innings in relief of started Michael Opauski. He allowed three hits and one run in finishing up the double header sweep. Sager (2 for 3, 2 RBI) and Fucillo (2 for 4, 2 RBI, run) led Tufts offensively.

The Jumbos finish up their spring trip on Sunday with a single game at Virginia Wesleyan. Next up for the Builders will be a three-game set with Fulton-Montgomery College of New York starting with a double header on Monday at 1 pm at War Memorial Stadium.