Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS WINNERS OF EIGHT OUT OF 10 WITH 12-3 FINAL AGAINST UMASS
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 12, UMass Dartmouth 3
At Medford, MA
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
|Jack Dilday worked out of a bases loaded jam
in the fifth
MEDFORD -- Five Tufts University relievers held
UMass Dartmouth batters to one hit and no runs in seven innings of
work, and four Jumbo batters combined to drive in 10 runs as Tufts
defeated the Corsairs 12-3 in non-league baseball action at Huskins
Field on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
Tufts (13-15) won for the eighth time in the last 10
games. UMass Dartmouth (7-21) has lost five of six.
In a designated staff day for the Tufts pitchers,
which is a typical mid-week tactic used by Tufts coach John Casey to
give several hurlers some innings, the Corsairs had three of their
four hits and scored all of their runs against starter Pat
O'Donnell (Worcester, MA). UMass Dartmouth senior 1B Casey
Askeland (Dartmouth, MA) tripled home two runs in the top of the
first. After Tufts got a run back in the bottom of the first,
Corsair sophomore catcher Matt Ryan (Uxbridge, MA) led off the
second with a single and scored when the throw while he was
advancing to second on a wild pitch went into the outfield and was
misplayed. UMD led 3-1.
From there it was all Jumbos. They scored four in
the third before the Corsairs recorded an out, taking a 5-3 lead.
Three runs came in on an opposite field home run by sophomore RF
Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ). Junior 1B Nate Bankoff
(Lynnfield, MA), who had singled in a run in the third, doubled
to lead off the fifth and scored on a single by junior catcher
Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) for a 6-3 Tufts advantage. A three-run
Tufts sixth was highlighted by a two-run single from senior 3B
Kevin Casey (Milford, MA). Sophomore LF Ian Goldberg (Lake
Forest, IL) doubled home a run and scored in the seventh, as
Tufts took an 11-3 lead. Perry had an RBI single with two outs in
the eighth for the final run.
Despite their wildness, the Tufts bullpen held the
Corsairs scoreless. Sophomore Ed Bernstein (Foxborough, MA)
was the pitcher of record to earn the win, allowing one hit and
striking out three in his two innings of work. UMass Dartmouth did
not have a hit in its final 22 plate appearances. In the fifth, with
the bases loaded and no outs in a 5-3 game, sophomore Jack Dilday
(Long Beach, CA) retired three straight to keep UMD from
scoring. Freshman Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL) then went three
no-hit innings. Rose came in from right field to pitch the ninth.
The bullpen did walk five and hit four batters, but none of them
Goldberg was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an
RBI at the top of the Tufts order. Sophomore SS David Leresche
(St. Louis, MO) finished 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.
Bankoff (2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Rose (1 for 5, 4 RBI, run), Perry
(2 for 4, 2 RBI) and Casey (1 for 4, 2 RBI) were also key
Sophomore CF Jeff Macchi (Franklin, MA) was on base
three times for UMD with a walk and two hit-by-pitches. Sophomore SS
Ryan McDermott (Pembroke, MA) walked twice and scored a run.
Corsairs starter Nial Mitchell (Rehoboth, MA) took the loss,
allowing five hits and five runs in three innings. He walked four
and struck out one.
The Jumbos travel to Colby this weekend (Apr. 24-25)
for three NESCAC East Division games. UMass Dartmouth hosts Newbury