Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS SWEEP BUILDERS TO IMPROVE TO 7-2 ON SPRING TRIP
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORES
Tufts 6, Apprentice School 4
Tufts 16, Apprentice School 12
At Hampton, VA
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score
|Junior Ian Goldberg was 7 for 8 with four
RBI and three runs scored in the double-header
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Tufts baseball team swept the Apprentice
School in a seven-inning doubleheader on Saturday, winning 6-4 and
16-12 at War Memorial Stadium. The Jumbos improved to 7-2 on their
spring trip. In Saturday's game at Virginia Wesleyan College, Tufts
will go for the most wins on its spring trip (eight) since the 2000
In the opener on Saturday, Tufts pitchers held the Builders to
four hits. The Jumbo scored three in the third to take an early
lead, with sophomore 3B Sam Sager (Cranston, RI) singling
home a run and scoring. Apprentice scored all four of their runs in
the third inning to take a lead. Andrew Yonta smashed a three-run
home run scoring Josh Tuck and Ryan Wagner to put the Builders up
4-3. Tufts pushed two across in the sixth and an insurance run in
the seventh to take the 6-4 decision. Junior 2B Frank Petroskey
(Dallas, TX) had the eventual game-winning RBI single in the
sixth and Sager led off the seventh with a double and scored.
The Jumbos gave Builder freshman Ethan Halberg the loss, his
first in eight decisions. Sager (2 for 4, 2 runs, RBI) led Tufts
offensively with senior 1B Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield, MA), who
was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run, and junior LF Ian Goldberg
(Lake Forest, IL), who was 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI.
Freshman Alex Cronkite (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) got the
pitching win in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with two strike
outs in 1.2 innings of work. Sophomore Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL)
pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for the save.
In the nightcap, both teams went wild in the last two innings
combining to score 19 of the 28 total runs in the final two innings.
Tufts scored three in the top of the fourth, as Bankoff (3 for 4, 2
runs, 2 RBI) was in the middle of things again with an RBI single.
However, the Builders doubled that to take a 6-3 lead after five.
Run-scoring singles from Tuck and Jonathan Dehoux were followed by a
run-scoring double from Yonta and a two-run double from Dory Fields
to give the Builders the 6-3 lead.
After that is when the runs lit up the scoreboard. Tufts put up
five runs in the sixth to take an 8-6 advantage. Petroskey's
three-run home run was the big hit. Apprentice School pushed a run
across in their half of the sixth on a one-out single from Wagner to
make it 8-7.
In the seventh, the Jumbos sent eight men to the plate before
recording the first out of the inning. A two-run double from
Goldberg highlighted the eight-run outburst to put Tufts ahead 16-7.
He had doubled home a run in the sixth as well. The Builders
responded with a five-spot in their half of the inning. Dehoux
started it with a solo home run and Wagner's two-run double later in
the inning plated what turned into the final runs of the game.
The Jumbos finished game two with 17 hits, tying for the most on
the trip. Goldberg was 4 for 5 with three RBI and two runs. Junior
shortstop David LeResche (St. Louis, MO) finished 3 for 5
with three runs and an RBI at the top of the order. Freshman LF
Eric Weikert (Avondale Estates, GA) added a 2 for 4 performance
with two runs and an RBI.
Dehoux was 3 for 5 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of RBIs
while Wagner was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and Fields was 2 for 4 with
a pair of RBIs to lead the Apprentice hit brigade in game two.
Daniel Lutz took his first loss of the year in four decisions
allowing eight runs in 5.2 innings of work.
Apprentice School (15-7) will take the field again on Monday in a
noon doubleheader with Danville CC at War Memorial Stadium.
Information provided by Apprentice School was used in this