Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
JUMBOS WIN 5-2 AT BATES IN NESCAC EAST DIVISION OPENER
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 5, Bates 2
At Lewiston, ME
Friday, April 2, 2010
Game Box Score
|Junior 2B Frank Petroskey got the offense
going with a two-run double in the seventh
LEWISTON, Me. -- Tufts University broke a 0-0 tie with three runs
in the seventh and added additional runs in the eighth and ninth
innings to score a 5-2 victory over the Bates College baseball team
on Friday, in the NESCAC East Division opener for both teams.
The Jumbos (10-2, 1-0 NESCAC East) will play a doubleheader at
Bates (9-4, 0-1) on Saturday beginning at 12 pm.
Starting pitchers Dave Ryan (Trumbull, CT) of Tufts and
Paul Chiampa of Bates both had the game under control through six
innings, but the Jumbos finally got to Chiampa in the seventh.
Senior DH Corey Pontes (Milton, MA) drew a leadoff walk, and
senior catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA) followed a line-out
by junior CF David Orlowitz (Wakefield, MA) by reaching on an
error, as Pontes moved to third. Jnior 2B Frank Petroskey (Dallas
TX) came up and delivered the game's biggest hit, a double to
left field that scored both Pontes and Perry. Petroskey scored
Tufts' third run of the inning on a two-out triple to right field by
junior LF Ian Goldberg (Lake Forest, IL) before Chiampa
finished the inning by getting sophomore 3B Sam Sager (Cranston,
RI) to fly out.
Noah Lynd, who started at designated hitter, came on to pitch the
eighth for Bates and quickly got two outs. But Pontes drew a walk,
and Orlowitz drove a double to the center field fence to score
Pontes for a 4-0 Tufts lead.
The Jumbos added a fifth run in the ninth off of Lynd. Petroskey
hit a one-out single, and moved to third on a double by junior
shortstop David Leresche (St. Louis, MO) down the left-field
line. Goldberg was given a free pass to load the bases, and Sager
drew an RBI walk to make it 5-0.
Bates rallied in the bottom of the ninth for two runs. Noah Burke
hit a one-out single to center field, his third hit of the game, and
he advanced to third on a single to right by Mike Ciummei. Kevin
McGregor bounced into a fielder's choice that scored Burke for
Bates' first run. Pat Murphy kept the inning alive by poking a
single through the right side, and Tom Beaton drew a walk to load
the bases. Josh Linscott, an eighth-inning defensive replacement in
left field, came up as the potential game-tying run, and Tufts
switched pitchers from sophomore Jake Crawford (Boise, ID) to
classmate Chris DeGoti (Miami, FL). Linscott drew a
bases-loaded walk on five pitches to score McGregor and close the
gap to 5-2, but DeGoti got Chris Burke to fly out to foul ground in
left field to end the threat and the game. The three men left on
base made it 10 for the game for the Bobcats. It was DeGoti's second
save of the season.
Ryan moved to 2-0 on the season after posting seven shutout
inings, allowing only three hits and three walks while striking out
five batters. Chiampa suffered his first loss to move to 2-1,
despite a solid outing in which the righthander allowed three runs,
one earned, on seven hits and one walk over seven innings.
Game release courtesy of Bates College.