Colby baseball drops two games to Tufts

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 11, 2010
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Dominick Morrill

MEDFORD, Mass. --- Dominick Morrill pitched six solid innings in the opener and the Colby College baseball team had a 9-6 advantage in hits, but Tufts University used single runs in the first and third innings and pulled out a 2-1 win over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference East play Sunday.

Tufts (15-3 overall, 5-1 NESCAC East) also took an 11-1 win over the Mules (9-8, 0-6) in the nightcap.

Morrill was the lone pitcher in the opener for Colby and struck out eight while walking four.

John LaMantia had a double and was 3-for-3 for the Mules. Ryan Conlon kept up his hot hitting with three singles and an RBI, Richard Newton had a double among his two hits, and Nikolas Atsalis also doubled for Colby.

Tufts had a leadoff walk, a steal of second, and then an RBI single to get the first inning run. The Jumbos went up 2-0 with a two-out double and then an RBI single. The Mules scored their lone run in the fifth inning when Will Greenberg had a leadoff walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Newton, and scored on a single by Conlon.

In the second game, Tufts scored three times in the first inning to take control quickly. Sam Sager homered among his two hits and scored three runs, while Ben Walkley had two hits and four RBI for the Jumbos.

Devin McConnell had a single in his only plate appearance and scored Colby's lone run in the eighth inning. Nikolas Atsalis had a single and a walk, while Chris Murdock also went 1-for-1 and had the RBI for Colby.

Tufts 2, Colby 1 (1st game)

Colby College....... 000 010 0 -  1  9  0      (9-7, 0-5 NESCAC)

Tufts University.... 101 000 X -  2  6  1      (14-3, 4-1 NESCAC)

Pitchers: Colby College - D. Morrill. Tufts University - D. Miller; E. Bernstein(6); C. DeGoti(7). Win-D. Miller(2-0)  Save-C. DeGoti(6)  Loss-D. Morrill(1-2). 2B: LaMantia (Col), Atsalis (Col), Newton (Col), Rose (T), Walkley (T), Petroskey (T).

Tufts 11, Colby 1 (2nd game)

Colby College....... 000 000 010  -  1  7  0     

Tufts............... 302 114 00X  - 11 12  1     

Pitchers: Colby College - C. Sullivan; M. Collins(3); A. Chandel(5); B. Hesslein(7); I. Bezahler(8). Tufts - P. O'Donnell; K. Gilchrist(9). Win-P. O'Donnell(3-1)  Loss-C. Sullivan(3-2).  2B: S. Sager (T), B. Walkley (T), C. Sims (T), D. Orlowitz (T). 3B: F. Petroskey (T). HR: S. Sager.


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