Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SPLIT SATURDAY'S DOUBLE-HEADER AT MIDDLEBURY TO TAKE
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Middlebury 16, Tufts 8 (7 inn.)
Tufts 8, Middlebury 1 (7 inn.)
At Middlebury, VT
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box
|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
Leresche paced the Jumbos with a 3 for 4 game one,
driving in four and scoring three to go along with his pair of
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
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.