Outstanding in Omaha: The 1950 Tufts baseball team

After 68 years, the 1950 Tufts baseball team — participants in the College World Series (CWS) in Omaha, Neb. that June — will be immortalized. The team will be part of the inaugural class inducted into the new Tufts Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. Third baseman Ed Schluntz (A ’50), pitcher Dave Lincoln (A ’52), infielder Ken Fettig […]

Tufts defeats Bowdoin 2–1 in three-game set

Over the weekend, the Tufts baseball team (12–10, 3–3 NESCAC) faced Bowdoin in its second conference series of the season, winning the set 2–1. The Jumbos’ victories sandwiched a tight 4–3 loss to the host Polar Bears (11–12, 4–5 NESCAC). Entering the final game of the series — the second of Saturday’s doubleheader — the teams were tied with one victory […]

Tufts routs Nichols, Keene State, falls to Roger Williams

Just when the Tufts baseball team appeared to be hitting its stride, it stumbled again. After registering convincing victories in both legs of its doubleheader against Nichols, followed by a 23–7 romp over Keene State, Tufts (10–9) conceded three late runs to fall to Roger Williams on Tuesday. The Jumbos’ three-game winning streak — their […]

Jumbos continue mercurial regular season with 2–3 stretch

Playing five games in a span of six days, the Tufts baseball team recorded two wins and three losses to make its overall record 7–7, including a 1–2 mark in the NESCAC. On Monday, the team lost 7–5 to Salem St. in a game that began as a pitching duel and ended with fireworks. First-year pitcher Jamie Weiss […]

Jumbos begin quest for NESCAC three-peat with annual trip to Virginia

After winning the program’s fifth overall NESCAC championship — and second in as many years — and making strides in another NCAA tournament run, the Tufts men’s baseball team will return to the diamond on Friday in Virginia for the debut of its 2018 season. The Jumbos dominated last season, boasting a 30–10–1 overall record and […]

From player to coach: 41 years of Tufts baseball

John Casey has been a figure in Tufts athletics for longer than many coaches, and almost all students, have been alive. He began his Tufts career when he arrived on campus in 1976 as a first-year recruited to play football and baseball for the Jumbos. Growing up in the Boston area, Casey was a year-round […]

Zazzali juggles life as a dual-sport athlete

These days, senior Chris Zazzali is a highly successful collegiate athlete — a key member of Tufts’ men’s soccer and baseball teams. Growing up in Scotch Plains, N.J., however, Zazzali strove simply to keep up with his two older siblings, Eddie and Allie, both of whom also went on to play soccer in college. “My […]

Senior Profile: Speros Varinos

Speros Varinos grew up on baseball. The graduating senior pitcher and Middleton, Mass. native played a variety of sports in high school, but baseball was always his focus. Growing up just a half hour outside of Boston, Varinos was attracted to the prospect of playing for Tufts. “I chose to play at Tufts because it was […]

Tufts defends NESCAC title, looks forward to NCAA berth

Despite losing to Middlebury 5-1 in the preliminaries, No. 11 Tufts (30-8-1) came back and defeated Middlebury twice in a row, clinching its second consecutive NESCAC championship. The team entered the postseason as the top-seeded team in the NESCAC Championship tournament. Having won last year’s conference tournament and advancing to the finals of the NCAA New England […]

Jumbos to battle Bobcats for NESCAC East supremacy

After taking two out of three games at home this past weekend against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (12-15), the Jumbos (22-5-1) are just a game behind the Bates Bobcats (13-8) in the NESCAC East Division. Additionally, Tufts is now ranked No. 10 in the country. In Sunday’s series finale, the Jumbos fell to the Polar Bears in a low-scoring 3-2 contest. Both teams remained scoreless […]