Roger Williams Comes Back for 3-2 Non-League Victory over Baseball

Recap courtesy of Roger Williams University

BRISTOL, R.I . - The Roger Williams University Baseball team posted a 3-2 victory over Tufts University Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference contest. The Hawks scored three in the bottom of the seventh to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Nick Falkson hit his fourth home run of the year

Hawks pitcher Michael Farrell had a one-two-three inning to start the game off. Jamie Weiss got through the bottom of the first for Tufts after retiring the first two batters. Shane Nowak drew a walk while Chris Bosco knocked an infield single to put runners at first and second. However, Weiss managed to induce a ground out to second to get out of the inning.

In the third inning, both starters got into a bit of trouble. Tufts' Christian Zazzali beat out a double play ball with Tommy O'Hara notching a single to put runners at the corners with two outs. A fly out to right helped end the Jumbo threat. In the next half-inning, Bosco hit a two-out double to right with Nowak reaching on an error. Neither would score as Weiss got a ground out to third to end the frame.

In the fourth, Nick Falkson led off the inning by giving Tufts the lead. He stepped up and sent a shot over the left field fence for his fourth home run to put the Jumbos up 1-0.

Tufts added to the lead in the fifth inning. Eric Schnepf began with a lead-off single and made it to second on a ground out. After reaching third on a failed pickoff attempt, Zazzali brought him home with a sac fly to right field, giving Tufts a 2-0 lead.

Roger Williams finally managed to break through in the seventh inning. Brandon Jenkins opened the inning with a double, followed by a Tyler Cedeno walk. Joey Gulino stepped up next and sent a home run to deep left center, putting RWU on top 3-2.

In the top of the ninth, Tufts was able to put the go-ahead run in scoring position, with runners at second and third with only one out. Ty Sarra was able to work his way out of the jam, getting a strikeout and a ground out to short to earn the save and clinch the Hawk win.

Ethan Klein earned the win (1.0 IP, 1 K) in relief of Farrell, who went six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) with six strikeouts. Jenkins and Dean DePreta both were 2-for-4 in the game.

Weiss allowed three runs in seven innings in the loss. O'Hara and Malcolm Nachmanoff each had two hits for the Jumbos.

Roger Williams (10-11) continues its three-game homestand Wednesday against Framingham State University. Tufts (10-9) heads to Bowdoin on Friday.