HAMPTON, Va. – Senior tri-captain Tim Superko took a perfect game into the sixth inning and finished with seven innings pitched allowing just one hit, no walks and 12 strikeouts while the Tufts University offense exploded for 23 hits in a 22-0 win over St. Vincent College on Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.
|Casey Santos-Ocampo had four rbis for Tufts|
Jumbo senior 2B Tom Petry was 3 for 4 with a home run, four runs batted in and two scored, while sophomore CF Casey Santos-Ocampo finished 3 for 6 with four runs batted in and two runs scored. Junior 1B Nick Falkson had a 3 for 6 afternoon with two rbis and a run, and sophomore Will Shackelford was 3 for 3 with two rbis and two runs. Oscar Kutch (2 for 3, 2 rbis, 2 runs), Hayden Gruber (2 for 3, home run, 2 rbis), John Moschella (2 for 3, 2 runs, rbi), Christian Zazzali (3 for 3, 2 runs), Harrison Frickman (3 runs) and Stephan White (2 runs) joined the fun.
Tufts also had a special moment in the game when Kevin Galasso came on to pitch in relief of Superko in the eighth. The Jumbo junior who has recovered from lymphoma struck out the first two batters he faced and worked a scoreless inning.
Superko was the headliner, retiring 17 straight St. Vincent batters before pinch hitter Mike Hildebrand hit a two-out single in the top of the sixth. The Tufts lefty threw 94 pitches, 62 for strikes. Freshman Brent Greeley also pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the Jumbos.
After a three-run first inning featuring rbi singles by Falkson and Moschella, the Jumbos scored 10 times in the second to break the game open. Kutch had a two-run single, Santos-Ocampo's triple to center scored two, Shackelford had two rbis with a double to center and Petry capped it with a three-run home run.
The Jumbos added three more in the third to lead 16-0, put four on the board for a 20-0 lead after five and finished the scoring with two in the eighth. Santos-Ocampo hit a two-run single in the fifth and Gruber homered to left scoring two in the eighth.
The Bearcats used eight pitchers in the game with Dylan Pietrantoni starting and taking the loss.
The Jumbos (2-0) stay on the field at War Memorial and play Apprentice School in a second Saturday game at 4 p.m. The Bearcats (4-6) and the Jumbos play again on Sunday at 9 a.m.