Baseball | Power without numbers Weikert’s focus

Request an interview from Eric Weikert and the Georgia native will oblige in a manner befitting a true Southern gentleman. However, he will politely insist on a small caveat. No mentioning the junior’s stats. No batting average, no RBI totals, no homers. Digits cloud focus. Numbers can lie. This presents an obvious challenge: How do […]

Baseball | Sager the savior as Jumbos walk off in home opener

Throughout Tuesday’s home opener against Brandeis, the dugout heard the same basic tenet from coach John Casey: Stay behind freshman Kyle Brenner’s fastball and drive it into the opposite field. It took the Jumbos seven innings to comply but, once they did, they finally took off. Senior co?captain shortstop Sam Sager hit a bases?loaded, walk?off […]

Alex Prewitt | Live from Mudville

To maintain our existence within the sports world, we isolate dualities at every turn. The media, unbiased as front?page mottos may portray their mission to be, juxtapose good and evil as freely as Disney movies. Fans, intoxicated with the potential for fleeting happiness, are even more culpable. This is nothing revolutionary. In fact, it’s basic […]

Baseball | Firstbaseman Howard powers Jumbos to three-game sweep of Bobcats

Of the players who started at least 20 games for the baseball team last season, then-junior Sam Sager was an all-conference selection after hitting .333, classmate Matt Collins hit .343 and was the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and then-sophomore Eric Weikert ranked fourth on the team in RBIs.  Tom Howard, on the other […]

NESCAC round up | Freshmen make their mark on the diamond

  Each week, the staff at NESCAC Insider, the Tufts Daily’s NESCAC blog, will compile a roundup of the top news throughout Div. III’s top conference. For more up-to-the-minute analysis and comprehensive coverage of the NESCAC, visit or follow on Twitter @NESCACInsider. Baseball | Year of the freshmen? Most likely not, given that the […]

Baseball | First to bat, first to score

In its first 10 games, the baseball team has scored more first?inning runs than it did all last season. If this seems like a surprise to some of the Jumbos, you’ll have to forgive them. They’ve been too busy opening 2012 on a blistering pace. Tufts’ annual spring break trip to Virginia and North Carolina, […]

Alex Prewitt | Live from Mudville

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson claims that trading for Tim Tebow was not a public relations maneuver. I claim that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is full of it. Then again, this is not a new sentiment by any stretch. Johnson, in his own right, has personally espoused some verbal atrocities, like claiming […]

Football | Jumbos put in different kind of offseason work

Andrew Rayner is listed as 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds. On Saturday, as part of a touchdown celebration competition, the junior offensive lineman did the worm. And then he did the reverse worm. “It was very impressive for a big guy,” football coach Jay Civetti said. “He may have won the better.” As for whether Civetti […]

Baseball | Notebook: Crouching catchers, hidden freshmen

When John Casey’s sons were growing up, Tufts’ baseball coach told them about Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni. A perennial journeyman whose frequent trips between Triple-A and the majors became known as the prepare.” In his seventh year as a coach, Kenny, one of the best defensive catchers in Tufts history, will have his work […]

Alex Prewitt | Live from Mudville

This is a scam of Winklevossian proportions. Looking for evidence of sweeping NCAA corruption, of the proletariat jealousy plaguing college sports’ governing body? Look no further. March Madness will begin later this week, the bracket officially announced Sunday in a travesty of shameful decision-making. Sixty-eight teams. Four will reach New Orleans. And Harvard is only […]