Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SCORE TWO IN NINTH TO WIN 4-3 OVER DIV. 2 BENTLEY
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 4, Bentley 3
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
|Alex Perry started the ninth inning with a
single and later scored the tying run
MEDFORD -- The Tufts University baseball team scored
twice in the bottom of the ninth inning, including the winning run
on a Bentley miscue, to take a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the
Falcons on Tuesday afternoon at Huskins Field.
The game was tied 2-2 heading into the ninth.
Bentley sophomore 3B Ross Curley (Lexington, MA) singled to right
and stole second with one out in the top of the inning. After junior
2B Jason Cusumano (Port Chester, NY) walked, junior catcher Mike
DeCoste (Chelmsford, MA) singled home Curley for a 3-2 Falcons lead.
With one out and runners on first and second, Tufts freshman
Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL) pitched out of the jam with two ground
Junior catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) led
off the Tufts ninth with a single through the left-side hole. He was
sacrificed to second, and then Bentley reliever Matt Sherman
(Longmeadow, MA) walked the bases loaded. Tufts sophomore RF
David Orlowitz (Wakefield, MA) nubbed the ball down the
first-base line, but DeCoste could not retrieve it in time to make
an out at the plate and Perry scored to tie it at 3-3. With the
bases still loaded, Tufts junior 2B Caleb Sims (Burlington, MA)
hit a ground ball to first base, but Bentley's Garrett Stenhouse
(Warwick, RI) threw wide attempting a force-out at home and Jumbo
junior Anthony Fucillo (Winthrop, MA) scored the winning run.
Bentley had taken 2-0 lead with single runs in the
first and fifth. Freshman LF Mark Lane (Tyngsboro, MA) drew a
bases-loaded walk in the first and Stenhouse hit his fourth home run
of the year, a solo shot, with two outs in the fifth. Falcon starter
Matt Boudrow (Dedham, MA) was not scored upon in the first
four innings, with Tufts twice doubled off on line drive outs to the
The Jumbos got to Boudrow in the bottom of the
fifth. Junior 1B Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) and junior LF
Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA) led the inning with back-to-back
singles, and a Bentley error on Bankoff's hit put runners at second
and third. Freshman DH Matt Collins (Hopkinton, MA) followed
with the third straight single of the inning to score Pontes. Tufts
loaded the bases when a ground ball to second wasn't converted into
an out by the Falcons, and then senior CF Dave Katzman (North
Andover, MA) walked to score Bankoff and tie the game at 2-2.
Relievers Blaine McLean (Medford, MA) for Bentley
and Tufts' Ed Bernstein (Foxborough, MA) and DeGoti got the
game to the ninth without any more scoring, leading to the exciting
Tufts had 11 hits in the game, with two each by
Perry, Bankoff and sophomore SS David Leresche (St. Louis, MO).
Bernstein pitched scoreless sixth and seventh innings for the
Jumbos. DeGoti earned the win, improving to 3-0, allowing three hits
and a run in two innings. Sophomore Jack Dilday (Long Beach, CA)
pitched two scoreless innings of one-hit relief early in the
No one had multiples in Bentley's seven-hit attack.
Boudrow allowed seven hits and two runs in 5.1 innings, striking out
four and walking one. McLean was solid in relief, giving up four
hits and a run while striking out three in three good relief
The Jumbos (10-14), who have won three straight and
six out of the last seven in their series against the Falcons, play
an important NESCAC East Division series against Bowdoin College at
Huskins Field beginning on Friday (Apr. 17). Bentley (18-16) plays
at Saint Anselm tomorrow.