Teams: Baseball: Schedule & Results
TUFTS TAKES NESCAC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 6-1 WIN OVER
COLLEGE BASEBALL FINAL SCORE
NESCAC Championship Final
Tufts 6, Bowdoin 1
At Medford, MA
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Game Box Score
|The Jumbos celebrate moments after winning
the 2010 NESCAC title
MEDFORD -- Tufts University captured its second NESCAC baseball
crown on Sunday by defeating Bowdoin College by a score of 6-1 at
Huskins Field. The Jumbos earned the conference's automatic berth
into the NCAA Tournament.
Tufts could not push across any runs until the sixth
inning of play, when the home team took advantage of three errors by
the Bowdoin defense. Tufts scored four runs in the sixth, two of
them earned, including RBI singles by junior RF Chase Rose
(Scottsdale, AZ) and senior catcher Alex Perry (Danvers, MA).
Rose, who added an sacrifice fly in the next inning,
had stayed in the game after being hit in the head with a pitch in
the bottom of the fourth. Rose spent several minutes on the ground
before getting to his feet and hustling to first base. Sophomore DH
Matt Collins (Hopkinton, MA) had two hits for Tufts. He
scored a run in the sixth and followed Rose with an RBI double in
the seventh as Tufts tacked on two more runs and extended their
advantage to 6-1.
The Jumbos trailed 1-0 for five and a half innings.
In the first inning, the first two hitters for Bowdoin reached
safely including junior LF Matt Ruane's (Belmont, MA) mammoth
double to center field. That knocked in Polar Bear leadoff batter
Reid Auger (Billerica, MA), who walked to start the game.
After the first two batters, Bowdoin would not be
able to muster much more offensive production against eight Tufts
pitchers. Only sophomore starter Dave Ryan (Trumbull, CT)
pitched two innings. The Tufts staff allowed only three hits while
walking four batters and striking out six Polar Bears. Sophomore
Jake Crawford (Boise, ID) pitched a perfect top of the sixth to
pick up the win, his first decision of the season. Senior Tom
Hill (Robbinsville, NJ) pitched a 1-2-3 fourth with two
strikeouts and junior Ed Bernstein (Foxborough, MA) struck
out the side in the eighth.
Starting pitcher Ben Higgins (Moncton, New
Brunswick) took the loss for Bowdoin, dropping to 0-3 after pitching
six innings. Higgins was cruising until the sixth, but could not
close out the Jumbos and got no support from the defense behind him.
The junior struck out three batters and allowed seven hits.
This is the second NESCAC championship for the Tufts
University baseball program. As a sidelight to the team
championship, the win was also the 500th in Coach John Casey's 27
seasons with the Jumbos.
Junior 2B Frank Petroskey (Dallas, TX) also
had two hits for Tufts, while senior 1B Nate Bankoff (Lynnfield,
MA) scored two runs. The Jumbos, who went 3-0 in the NESCAC
Championship this weekend, are now 31-5 on the season.
Bowdoin, who twice won elimination games on Sunday,
finished their campaign at a 25-15 mark.
Tufts University Jumbos - 2010 NESCAC