Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SWEEP COLBY, EARN BERTH INTO NESCAC TOURNAMENT
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 8, Colby 4
Tufts 10, Colby 8
At Waterville, ME
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box
WATERVILLE, Me. -- The Tufts University baseball
team clinched a spot in the 2009 NESCAC Tournament by winning two
games at Colby College on Saturday afternoon, 8-4 and 10-8. Freshman
Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL) picked up the save in each game for
the Jumbos, giving him five for the year.
Tufts entered the weekend one game up on Bowdoin
College for the second NESCAC East Division berth into the
conference tournament, due to winning the series against the Polar
Bears last weekend two games to one. Even though Bowdoin swept Bates this weekend,
Tufts earned the bid by winning all three games at Colby. They came
from behind for a 5-3 win over the Mules on Friday. Tufts has been
an East qualifier in eight of the nine seasons that he conference
tournament has been played.
Tufts moved over .500 to 16-15 overall and finished
7-5 in the NESCAC East. They will join East #1 seed Trinity College
at the NESCAC Tournament May 8-10 at the site of the NESCAC West
champion, which is still to be determined. Colby falls to 5-21
overall and 1-11 in the conference.
DeGoti entered the game in the fifth inning and
closed out an 8-4 win in the opener and then came into the second
game in the eighth inning and finished a 10-8 victory in the
nightcap. Junior Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA) had four hits
and three RBI in the first game for Tufts , while sophomores
David LeResche (St. Louis, MO) and David Orlowitz (Wakefield,
MA) both had two hits. Junior 2B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI)
scored three runs, walked twice, and was hit by two pitches.
John LaMantia (Gates Mills, OH) had three hits for
Colby in the first game. John Lerner (Canton, MA) and Taro Gold
(Belmont, MA) both had two hits, one run, and one walk for the
Bankoff cracked a two-run homer and a double in the
second game for the Jumbos. Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) and
Kevin Casey (Milford, MA) both had three hits.
Mike Mastrocola (Southbury, CT) had a pair of
doubles and two RBI for Colby in the second game. Craig Cooper
doubled among his two hits and had two RBI, while Ryan Conlon
(Ridgefield, CT) had a two-run double.
Tufts takes Sunday off before traveling to Eastern
Connecticut on Monday night. Colby is a Thomas on Wednesday.