April 21, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Host Tufts scored seven runs in their final four at-bats to break the game open and defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team, 12-3, in a non-conference game at Huskins Field Tuesday.
The Jumbos took the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the third inning.
UMass Dartmouth jumped on top in the first inning on a two-run double by senior designated hitter Casey Askeland (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS), then went up 3-1 an inning later when sophomore catcher Matt Ryan (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge HS) singled, advanced on a wild pitch and came home on an error. Chase Rose hit a three-run homer in the third for the Jumbos, and Kevin Casey, Alex Perry and Nate Bankoff each drove in two runs.
"We got ahead, but they came back and had a few big innings, and that took care of it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Curran. "It was still close and we loaded the bases with no one out in the fifth but we didn't score, and then they stretched out their lead."
Ed Bernstein, the second of six Tufts pitchers, earned the victory and improved to 2-0. Junior Nial Mitchell (Rehoboth, MA/Dighton-Rehoboth HS) started for the Corsairs and took the loss, falling to 0-1.
UMD dropped to 7-21 with the defeat, while Tufts improved to 13-15 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Newbury Wednesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH BASEBALL