Tommy O'Hara, Baseball

Tommy O’Hara, Junior, Baseball

Junior Tommy O’Hara was an offensive sparkplug for the baseball team this weekend, helping the Jumbos win their second consecutive NESCAC Championship in dramatic fashion.  The Jumbos are just the second team in the 17-year history of the NESCAC Championship to sweep a pair of games on Sunday to win the title.  In Friday night’s ninth-inning heroics against Amherst, O’Hara doubled and then beat the throw on a close play at the plate to score the game-winning run on a base hit by junior Nick Falkson.  O’Hara’s two-run double in the third inning provided all of the offense in Tufts’ 2-1 win over Amherst in an elimination game on Saturday.  Then in Sunday’s two wins over Middlebury, he went 4-for-9 with two doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored.