WATERVILLE, Maine – Colby baseball hosted Tufts for the first game of their three game series this spring. The remaining two games have been postponed. The two teams will play a double header on May 4th at Colby.
The Jumbos, who entered the week atop the East Division of the NESCAC, jumped out to an early lead when third baseman JP Knight scored on a sacrifice fly to right field in the top of the second inning. Colby responded immediately. Ryan Hecht scored on Jackson Ward's groundout to first base to tie the game and the inning ended with another Colby baserunner, Tommy McGee, stranded at third. The run was the only the Mules could produce all game, though. Despite hurling six strikeouts combined, Colby pitchers Frank Driscoll and Emery Dinsmore allowed two runs apiece in 5 2/3 innings. Will Cohen pitched an impressive final three frames for Colby, striking out five without allowing a run, but the Mules could not come back, losing 4-1. Will Philips and Hecht each recorded two hits in the game.
Colby stays home to play the University of Maine – Presque Isle on Monday at 3:30 PM (EST).