Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader with Game Two Win
Feb. 15, 2014
Santa Clara, Calif. - The Boston College baseball team tallied a 7-3 win over Nevada on Saturday evening in the second game of a doubleheader to earn two victories on the day at Schott Stadium at Santa Clara University. The Eagles (2-1) used a five-run six inning, along with dominant pitching, to hand the Wolf Pack (2-1) its first loss of the season.
Redshirt sophomore LHP Andrew Chin (1-0) tallied his first win of the year, allowing just one hit and one run through five innings. He walked two, struck out four and retired the final eight batters he faced. Junior righty Eric Stone came on in relief in the sixth and pitched BC out of a jam, giving up two hits and striking out two over 1.2 innings. Freshman right-hander Mike King saw his first collegiate action and retired all six he faced, striking out two.
The Eagles tallied nine hits on the night, led by sophomore Chris Shaw's 2-for-5 performance. Classmate Joe Cronin tallied two RBIs while freshmen Johnny Adams (1-for-3, 1 RBI) and Nick Sciortino (1-for-1, 2 BB) made their collegiate debuts.
Left-hander Tyler Wells (0-1) took the loss for Nevada, going 4.2 innings, allowing five hits, two runs, five walks and struck out three. Righty Mark Nowaczewski pitched the final 4.1 innings, giving up four hits, five runs - four earned - two walks and two strikeouts.
The Eagles got on the board with a run in the second when sophomore Logan Hoggarth notched an infield single toward the second-base bag and landed on third after a walk and a wild pitch. Adams drove him in on a base hit to deep short, tallying his first collegiate hit and RBI.
The Wolf Pack tied the game at one in the third. With one out, Kewby Meyer doubled to left and moved to third on a wild pitch. Jordan Devencenzi drove him in with grounder to second before Chin struck out Austin Byler to end the inning.
BC retook the lead in the fifth on senior Tom Bourdon's first hit of the 2014 season. Cronin drew a four-pitch walk to start the inning and moved to second on a groundout with the hit and run on. With two down, Bourdon laced one through the right side, allowing Cronin to score the go-ahead run.
The Eagles broke the game open in the sixth, scoring five run on three hits and an error. Hoggarth reached to start the inning on a grounder that shortstop Kyle Hunt misplayed and moved to second on Sciortino's first career hit, a bunt single. All the Eagles were safe on a bunt by Adams, loading the bases for junior Blake Butera, who laced one up the middle for his 100th career hit and plated Hoggarth. Cronin kept it going with a double down the right-field line, scoring two more before senior John Hennessy drove in Butera. Redshirt sophomore Geoffrey Murphy finished it off with a grounder to first, which Byler threw home and Cronin slid in under the tag for the Eagles' seventh run of the night.
The Wolf Pack got two back in the bottom of the inning with junior left-hander Nick Poore on the mound. With two on, Byler tallied an infield single to plate one and was thrown out at second on the following play. Ryan Teel singled to right to score the second Nevada run of the inning. Stone came in with runners on first and third, and struck out the next two batters to get the Eagles out of the inning.
The Eagles end their West Coast trip with a 3 p.m. EST game against Santa Clara on Sunday, Feb. 16.