Tufts baseball drops Colby in league game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 25, 2008
MEDFORD, Mass. --- The Colby College baseball team got a grand slam home run from Kyle McKay, but Tufts University had three big innings to earn a 14-5 victory over the Mules in New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division play Friday.

Tufts moved to 15-12 overall and 5-5 in the NESCAC East, while Colby fell to 15-12 overall and 2-7 in conference play.

The Jumbos got five runs in the second inning, four in the fifth, and four more in the sixth. Tufts also had a lone run in the third inning.

McKay hit his home run with Ken Kaufman, John LaMantia, and Ryan Conlon aboard in the top of the sixth inning. John Lerner had a two-out triple and scored on a single by Kaufman for the Mules' other run in the seventh inning.

Kaufman had two hits, one run, and an RBI for Colby. LaMantia added a pair of hits and one run, while Conlon had the run and one hit.

Colby and Tufts play a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday in Medford.

Tufts 14, Colby 5

Colby          000#004#100---5#9#5

Tufts          051#044#00x---14#13#2

Kennedy-Smith (L, 2-3), Murdock (5); Bethoney (6); Ruocco (7); Peet (8) and McKay, Curatolo (8). Telian (W, 4-4), Bernstein (9) and Perry. 2B: Perry (T), Casey (T), Pontes (T). 3B: Lerner (C). HR: McKay (C), Catalanotti (T).

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