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 […]


Fresh off NESCAC championship, baseball to fight to remain consistent

Coming off a NESCAC title and a deep run in the NCAA Div. III tournament, the Jumbos are looking for continuity this season. Tufts is historically a reliable force in NESCAC baseball, with strong showings expected every year. “I think for me what defines Tufts baseball is perseverance,” coach John Casey said. “It’s written on our scoreboard, and […]


Baseball looking to make deep postseason run after dominating NESCAC East

The No. 28 Jumbos, having finished the regular season on top of the NESCAC’s Eastern Conference, are taking the postseason one game at a time. Tufts recently cracked the Div. III top 30 rankings, leaving open the possibility of an at large bid regardless of the outcome of the NESCAC tournament. Despite its late April losses to […]


Baseball finishes season strong, looks forward to NESCAC tournament

Having just wrapped up their final NESCAC games of the regular season, the Jumbos have just three games remaining in their regular season schedule. The team secured first place in the NESCAC East last week but lost its first game in conference play to Bowdoin 5-2 on Saturday. The loss came in the final game of a series against […]


Tufts secures NESCAC East pennant with sweep of Colby

In a successful stretch of five wins in six games over five days this past week, Tufts baseball guaranteed its place on top of the NESCAC East Division with a three-game sweep of Colby over the weekend, staying undefeated in conference play. The team also split its Sunday doubleheader at Keene State and won Monday at home against Eastern Nazarene College. Monday’s […]


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