Feb. 23, 2013
Greenville, N.C. - The Boston College baseball team dropped an 8-1 decision to Ohio on the second day of the 10th Annual Keith LaClair Classic on Saturday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Eagles (1-4) mustered only four hits, while the Bobcats (1-4) tallied 13.
Sophomore RHP John Gorman (0-1) shouldered the loss, going 3.0 innings, allowing eight hits, five runs - all earned - no walks and two strikeouts.Ohio's righty Jake Miller (1-1) recorded the win, pitching 8.0 innings, giving up just three hits, one run and striking out one.
Freshman Stephen Sauter launched the Eagles' first home run of the 2013 season on a solo shot in the eighth. He also caught two runners stealing in his first collegiate start behind the plate. Classmate Logan Hoggarth singled in the ninth, as he has now recorded a hit in every game so far this spring.
The Bobcats scored in the first to take an early one-run lead. Garrett Black knocked a one-out single up the middle and moved up to second on a groundout. Tyler Wells drove him in on a single to center. Wells was caught stealing by Sauter for the third out.
After Gorman retired the side in the second, striking out two, he gave up four runs in the third. Dan Schmidt led off with a single through the left side and Nick Squires doubled to right center to put runners in scoring position. Black scored both on a base hit up the middle. The Bobcats loaded the bases with two more singles, and Cody Gaertner tacked on two more with a single to center. He was caught between second and third and Gorman forced a groundout to get out of the inning.
With sophomore lefty Nick Poore on in relief, Ohio added a run in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 7-0 lead. In the fifth, Jake Madsen knocked a solo shot over the right-field fence before Poore could record a strikeout looking and Sauter could end the inning by catching his second baserunner of the night. In the sixth, John Adryan doubled, moved up on a groundout and scored on Ben Otto's two-out base hit up the middle.
Brice Nikithser added one more to the Bobcats' lead, starting off the eighth with a solo home run to make it an 8-0 lead. Sophomore right-handed reliever Eric Stone
settled in and got a strikeout and two flyouts to end the inning.
Sauter started off the eighth with his first home run of his collegiate career over the wall in right to make it an 8-1, but the Eagles could not put together a rally.
The Eagles finish up at the LeClair Classic with Illinois on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.