Baseball Felled By No. 8 Tufts

Zach Rollins (23) hit his second home run of the season.
Zach Rollins (23) hit his second home run of the season.

MEDFORD, Mass.--Playing on the road for the fourth time in three days in three different cities, the Keene State College baseball team fell to No. 8 Tufts University 10-2 at Huskins Field.

Records

  • Keene State: 8-14
  • Tufts: 15-2

How It Happened

Christian Bourgea had three hits and Zach Rollins hit his second home run of the year, but the rest of the Owls' offense fell silent.  Tufts starter Tim Superko scattered four hits in seven innings, striking out eight to pick up the win.  KSC starter Alan Schiff (0-3) struck out five in 5.2 innings of work.

A six run third inning gave the Jumbos the lead, highlighted by a grand slam by Malcolm Nachmanoff.  Keene State got on the board in the fifth when Nate Rossi was hit by a pitch, and Rollins homered for the second time in eight days over the fence in left field.

Tufts would add three more runs in the sixth and another in the eighth to complete the scoring.  The Owls had a runner in scoring position in the ninth when Bourgea and David Sevigny both singled, but Rossi flew out to center and Rollins struck out to end the game.

Michael McDermott, Nate Pedersen, and Steven Zadravec all time action out of the KSC bullpen.  Pedersen went one scoreless inning, allowing one hit.

  • Around the Horn
  • Bourgea had his 10th multi-hit game of the year, raising his batting average to .350.  
  • Pedersen made his first appearance since March 28, and has given up just one earned run in his last four outings.
  • Tom Meucci batted in the second spot in the lineup for the first time this season, while Kolby Reggione did the same in the cleanup spot.



Up Next

  • The Owls remain on the road, heading to Fitchburg State on April 12 for a 3:30 p.m. start.
  • Tufts returns to action on Tuesday, when Roger Williams visits for a game that begins at 3 p.m.