Baseball | Jumbos take two of three from Polar Bears, clinch second straight NESCAC East title

The baseball team’s weekend series against Bowdoin presented a unique scenario in which both squads controlled their own destiny. Whichever team won two games out of the three-game set would earn the NESCAC East Division’s No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Although the Jumbos (22-6-1 overall, 11-1 NESCAC) and Polar Bears (20-10, 8-3) […]

Baseball | First place on the line when Bowdoin comes to town

While friends and classmates will be partying at Spring Fling Saturday on the President’s Lawn, the baseball team will be keenly focused on working toward its second consecutive NESCAC East division title at Huskins Field.      To do so, the Jumbos (20-5-1, 9-0 NESCAC) will need two wins in a three-game series with Bowdoin […]

Baseball | Tufts stays hot with win over Wesleyan

One measure of a baseball team’s strength is its ability to bounce back from adversity. Tufts (20-5-1 overall, 9-0 NESCAC East) was stunned by Brandeis in an 11-3 loss back on April 20, snapping a 14-game winning streak. But the Jumbos have now rebounded with three wins in a row. Tuesday’s matchup against Wesleyan was […]

Baseball | Tufts beats Wesleyan, reaches 20 wins for second consecutive season

After winning its first nine conference games of the season, the baseball team knew it stacked up well against NESCAC East competition. In Tuesday’s game against Wesleyan, Tufts got its first chance to see how it measures up against the West. The Jumbos passed the test with flying colors, taking an early lead over the […]

Baseball | Fantastic 14: Tufts breaks NESCAC-era winning streak record

After a doubleheader sweep of non-conference foe UMass-Dartmouth yesterday and a three-game sweep of Colby this weekend, the baseball team extended its winning streak to 14, its best since at least 2000. Tufts beat UMass-Dartmouth 16-1 and 4-3 yesterday in North Dartmouth, Mass. But the Jumbos’ sweep of the Mules was more important to a […]

Baseball | Three doubleheaders on tap for streaking Jumbos

Barring extreme circumstances, most Major League Baseball teams don’t play more than three doubleheaders in a season. The No. 25 Tufts baseball team will soon play three in a span of eight days.      That trio of twinbills — at Colby on Saturday, at UMass-Dartmouth on Monday and at Wesleyan on April 23 — […]

Baseball | Jumbos sweep their way to the top of NESCAC

When Eddie Guardado served as the Minnesota Twins closer during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the lefty was known for his willingness to work two or even three days in a row, earning the moniker “Everyday Eddie” in the process. After this weekend, it is time to start referring to senior relief pitcher Ed […]

Baseball | The Holy Trinity: Three keys to beat the Bantams

Heading into Friday’s contest at Campus Field in Hartford, Conn., the baseball team sits in a tie with Trinity atop the NESCAC East standings. But by the time the last out is recorded on Sunday, only one of these squads will retain first place.      Both the Jumbos (9-4-1 overall, 3-0 NESCAC) and the […]

Baseball | Cut to the Chase: Tufts sweeps Bates behind walkoff single

With its pitching staff running thin after 16 innings of work, the winning run at second base, and the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the baseball team could not have been happier to see senior outfielder Chase Rose step to the plate with a chance to put the finishing touch […]

Inside the MLB | Oakland ready to bring its ‘A’ game

In the minutes after the San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series, Tony Siegle, one of the team’s front-office advisers, told the media, “We’ve just shown ‘Moneyball’ is a bunch of garbage.” If there wasn’t already a front-office rivalry between general manager Brian Sabean’s Giants and Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics, that quote certainly started […]