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Middlebury 16, Tufts 8  (7 inn.)
Tufts 8, Middlebury 1  (7 inn.)

At Middlebury, VT
Saturday, April 11, 2009

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

Derek Miller pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the victory in the nightcap

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Tufts baseball team won the second game of a double-header at Middlebury College on Saturday 8-1, after losing the opener 16-8 win on Forbes Field. With two wins yesterday in Medford, the Jumbos took three of four in the series against the Panthers.

An RBI double by sophomore SS David Leresche (St. Louis, MO) helped Tufts to an early 2-1 lead in the third inning of game one. In the third, Middlebury�s Donald McKillop belted his fourth homer of the season to give the Panthers a 4-2 lead. The Jumbos scored an unearned run in the fifth, before regaining the lead (8-4) with a five-run sixth inning. Senior CF Dave Katzman (North Andover, MA) singled in junior catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA), before Leresche cleared the bases with a three-run double to left center. Junior DH Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA) later plated Leresche with a single.

Middlebury answered in the bottom of the inning, scoring 12 runs on eight hits as 17 men came to the plate. Danny Seymour had an RBI single and a three-run triple, as both McKillop and Matt Wassel each had two-run singles in the mammoth inning.

Steve Shortle picked up the win for the Panthers, allowing three earned runs and striking out four over 5.1 innings of work. McKillop went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs scored and six RBI, while Seymour was 2 for 2 with a triple, two runs scored and four driven in. Tim Dillon and Erich Enns each had two hits in the victory.

Leresche paced the Jumbos with a 3 for 4 game one, driving in four and scoring three to go along with his pair of doubles.

Middlebury�s bats cooled in game two, as Tufts sophomore Derek Miller (Whitman, MA) earned a complete game win, allowing one earned run and striking out five over seven innings of work. The Jumbos manufactured runs in the first three innings, taking a 3-1 lead after an unearned run by the Panthers in the second. In the second, sophomore LF Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL) singled, stole second and was driven in on a base hit from freshman catcher Matt Collins (Hopkinton, MA). Sophomore RF David Orlowitz (Wakefield, MA) then drove in Collins, who had also stolen second after a base hit. A hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice bunt led to an RBI single from Bankoff in the third.

Tufts gained a comfortable 7-1 lead in the sixth, scoring four runs on a pair of hits, the big one coming from Orlowitz on a three-run shot. The Jumbos added a run in the seventh to come away with the 8-1 victory.

Collins went 2 for 2 with two RBI, Katzman was 2 for 3, freshman 2B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI) went 2 for 5, while Orlowitz was 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI. Tufts had 11 hits overall.

Four different players had hits for Middlebury, including a double from Enns.

The Jumbos return home and host Bentley College on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday when they visit St. Michael�s.