April 18, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - A strong performance by Erica Bailey in the circle and at the plate helped lead Tufts University to a 3-1 win over MIT in softball action on Tuesday. Bailey hit 4-for-4, including two RBI, and fanned 10 batters while scattering five hits. With the win, the Jumbos improved to 19-10 on the year while the Engineers fell to 3-18.
Alison Drobiarz posted a single in the game's first at-bat and then moved to second on Annie Ross' sacrifice hit. Following a walk issued to Danielle Lopez, Bailey hit a two-out RBI single that plated Drobiarz and put runners on the corners. Samantha Kuhles' single scored Lopez and gave Tufts an early 2-0 lead.
The Jumbos tacked on another run in the third inning. Megan Cusick hit a one-out triple to centerfield and then crossed the plate on Bailey's single to leftfield.
MIT ended the shutout in the bottom of the sixth. Amanda Jason singled, advanced to second on Bogsted's hit, and then moved to third on the throw. Cheryl Texin's single down the right field line brought Jason home for the Engineers' lone run.
Drobiarz bolstered Tufts' offense by notching a hit in all three of her at-bats. Jason paced Tech with a 2-for-3 outing as Texin went 1-for-2 with a RBI. Bogsted picked up the loss for MIT, as she struck out five and allowed 12 hits. On the year, her record stands at 3-17 while Bailey's ledger was raised to 3-4.
The next game for MIT will be on Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. when it hosts Emmanuel College.