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Baseball Falls to Maine, 7-2




March 1, 2004

Box Score

The Boston College baseball team fell to Maine, 7-2, Monday at the Homestead Challenge in Homestead, Fla. With the victory, Maine improved to 2-1, and BC dropped to 2-4.

Sophomore Greg Norton, Maine's starting pitcher and the reigning America East Rookie of the Year, picked up the win. He threw six innings, surrendered two runs on four hits in his first outing of the season. Classmate Scott Robinson earned the save after he did not give up a hit in his three-inning effort.

The game looked promising for the Eagles when Drew Locke's (Weymouth, Mass.) single through the left side scored Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.), who walked to get on base and moved up on Ryan Leahy's (Salem, Mass.) sacrifice bunt in the first inning.

But Maine came storming back after sitting down in order in the first two frames, the Black Bears mustered three-straight hits, capped by an RBI single from Jason Harvey to knot the contest at one after three.

In their next at bat, the Black Bears put up two more runs before BC made an out. Greg Creek singled to the pitcher, moved up when Ryan Quintal was hit by a pitch and advanced home on two wild pitches. Sophomore Joe Hough plated Quintal with an RBI single, the game-winning run, to make it 3-1. Then, a caught stealing and double play ended the inning for BC with no further damage.

Senior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.) converted a two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth inning to inch BC closer at 3-2. But the BC bullpen yielded four runs on three hits in the eighth inning, a obstacle BC couldn't overcome.

Junior Kevin Shepard (Andover, Mass.) took the loss for BC, giving up three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work.

The Eagles play La Salle, Tuesday, March 2. Game time is 7 p.m.

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