Tufts takes two from Colby baseball

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 25, 2009

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Chris DeGoti (Miami, Fla.) picked up the save in each game as the Tufts University baseball team clinched a spot in the New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs with a doubleheader sweep of Colby College on Saturday at Coombs Field.

Tufts moved to 16-15 overall and 7-5 in the NESCAC East, while Colby falls to 5-21 overall and 1-11 in the conference.

DeGoti earned his fourth and fifth saves of the season. He entered the game in the fifth inning and closed out an 8-4 win in the opener and then came into the second game in the eighth inning and finished a 10-8 victory in the nightcap.

John LaMantia (Gates Mills, Ohio) had three hits for Colby in the first game. John Lerner (Canton, Mass.) and Taro Gold (Belmont, Mass.) both had two hits, one run, and one walk for the Mules.

Mike Mastrocola (Southbury, Conn.) had a pair of doubles and two RBI for Colby in the second game. Craig Cooper doubled among his two hits and had two RBI, while Ryan Conlon (Ridgefield, Conn.) had a two-run double.

Tufts 8, Colby 4 (1st game)

Tufts      211#110#1---8#10#2

Colby     012#100#0---4#7#1

                Derek Miller, Jack Dilday (4, W), Chris DeGoti (5, S) and Alex Perry; Matt Moore (L), Abhimanyu Chandel (5) and Kyle McKay. 2B: David LeResche (T), Nate Bankoff (T), David Orlowitz (T).

Tufts 10, Colby 8 (2nd game)

Tufts      301#012#210---10#16#1

Colby     000#232#010---8#8#2

                Ed Bernstein, Tom Hill (5), Jack Dilday (5, W), Mike Stefaniak (6), Chris DeGoti (8, S) and Alex Perry. 2B: David Orlowitz (T), Nate Bankoff (T), Kevin Casey (T), Craig Cooper (Col), Ryan Conlon (Col), Mike Mastrocola (Col) 2. HR: Nate Bankoff (T)



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