Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS OPEN 2010 WITH 17 HITS IN 15-11 VICTORY AT LYNCHBURG
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 15, Lynchburg 11
At Lynchburg, VA
Friday, March 19, 2009
Game Box Score
|Dave Ryan earned the opening day start for
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- In its 2010 season opener, the
Tufts University baseball team pounded out 17 hits as the Jumbos
ended Lynchburg's five-game winning streak with a 15-11 win over the
Hornets in non-conference play from Fox Field Friday.
The Jumbos were paced by junior 2B Frank Petroskey
a transfer from Vermont, who went 3 for 4 with three runs in his
first game for Tufts. Junior shortstop David LeResche (St. Louis,
MO) was 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI in the lead-off spot,
while junior CF David Orlowitz (Wakefield, MA) and sophomore
3B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI) also added three hits.
The Jumbos (1-0) opened up a 3-0 lead on the
Hornets, scoring one run in the first and two in the second. LC
(11-4) responded with three runs in the third inning to tie the
score at three, and took its first advantage in the third on a Brock
Shiflett (Richmond, VA) homer, the first of his
career. Tufts regained the lead with two runs in the fourth inning,
as Orlowitz singled in a pair of runs off of LC starter Zac Patrick
(Midlothian, VA) for a 5-4 Jumbo lead.
LC retied the game at five in the sixth inning, but
the Jumbos scored three in the seventh inning and seven runs in the
top of the ninth to take a 15-6 bulge. Junior LF Ben Walkley
(Trumbull, CT) doubled home two runs in the seventh. Junior RF
Chase Rose (Scottsdale, AZ) smacked a two-run double in the
The Hornets battled though and scored five runs in
the bottom half of the ninth, and had a chance to tie the game with
the bases loaded with two outs. However, Tufts junior Pat
O'Donnell (Worcester, MA) came on and got a ground-ball out to
record the save.
Lynchburg was led by Shiflett, who was 4 for 5 with
three runs and two RBI, while Richie Palase (Staten Island, NY)
continued his scorching play of late with a 3 for 3 day, scoring
three times to go with three RBI and two stolen bases. Palase is now
nine for his last 13 with six runs and nine RBI. Junior Chris
Colquhoun (Virginia Beach, VA) was 3 for 6 with two runs scored for
LC, who dropped its first game to Tufts in three years. Freshman Dan
Savage (Ashburn, VA) was 2 for 3 while Jordan Watkins (Freeland,
MD/Hereford) added two hits in four at bats for Lynchburg.
Sophomore Dave Ryan (Trumbull, CT) got the
opening day start for Tufts, the first start of his career. He
allowed eight hits and four runs in five innings.
The Jumbos continue their spring break trip at
Washington & Lee University on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Lynchburg finishes
its six-game week tomorrow afternoon, as it travels to Harrisonburg,
Virginia to take on Eastern Mennonite University in conference play
starting at 1 pm.
Materials provided by Lynchburg College were used
in this game release