SOFTBALL FINAL SCORE
Tufts 10, Colby 3
At Waterville, ME
Friday, April 30, 2010
|Junior pitcher Izzie Santone did not allow an
earned run in her six innings
WATERVILLE, Me. -- Senior shortstop Casey Sullivan (Berlin, CT) had an RBI double in the sixth inning and smacked a two-run homer in the seventh as Tufts University broke open a close game for a 10-3 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) East softball Friday.
With the victory, Tufts earned a spot in next weekend's NESCAC Tournament. Coach Cheryl Milligan's team also earned its 20th win of the 2010 campaign, improving to 20-11 overall and 8-2 in the NESCAC East.
Sullivan had two hits, three runs, and three RBI to pace the Jumbos, who have won the last three conference titles. First year 2B Emily Beinecke (Concord, MA) added a pair of hits, three RBI, and one run scored. Sophomore 1B Lena Cantone (Southington, CT) had two runs and two RBI, while junior catcher Julia Silberman (Somers, NY) finished with a pair of hits.
Junior Izzie Santone (Madison, CT) worked six innings and allowed no earned runs to earn the Tufts victory.
Alyssa Lepore (Victor, NY), the leading hitter in the NESCAC at the start of the week, had a two-run home run for Colby (11-17, 3-7 NESCAC). Allyson Cheever (Augusta, ME) and Lizzi Fort (Wilmette, IL) each had two hits.
The two teams will play a noon doubleheader at Colby on Saturday. One Tufts win will clinch the Jumbos' sixth consecutive NESCAC East Division pennant.
Game release courtesy of Colby College.