Tufts, who just concluded his first season with the Virginia Tech Hokies, comes to the Newport Gulls in 2014. Tufts finished the 2014 season hitting .232 with seven RBI and two stolen bases.
Before coming to Virginia Tech, Tufts played high school baseball at Boston College High School. There, he was a three-time Catholic Conference All-Star, helping the team do well during his career. Tufts’ father, Glenn, played minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization, and is currently a scout for the San Francisco Giants.