The onslaught continues.
After an absurdly productive spring break trip in which the baseball team more than doubled its 2011 total over the same span, the Jumbos (8-3) returned to Massachusetts with a bang, whacking 22 hits against an overmatched Mass. Maritime squad that allowed four runs in the top of the first and never recovered.
Senior co-captain Sam Sager went 5-for-7 with three runs scored and three doubles, junior Eric Weikert went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored, and freshman catcher went 4-for-5 with four RBIs to lead Tufts. Sophomore Nate Izzo also scored five runs and went 4-for-5 in the rout. Junior Scott Staniewicz continued his on-base productivity atop the lineup; despite going 0-for4, he got hit by three pitches.
Eight pitchers combined to three-hit the Buccaneers in a staff day. Josh Manning got the win after working the fifth and sixth innings, the only Jumbo to throw more than one frame.
Tufts heads to Bates for a three-game series, both teams’ NESCAC opener, tomorrow and Saturday. Senior Dave Ryan, who did not pitch against Mass. Maritime, should start the Friday game.