Baseball Suffers Second Straight Ninth-Inning Loss
March 3, 2003
BRADENTON, Fla. - Nick Evans' two out, two-run double in the top of the ninth proved to be the difference in the baseball team's 5-3 loss to Indiana on Monday, March 3 at the Bollettieri Baseball Academy.
With two down and runners on first and second in a 3-3 game, Evans smoked an offering from sophomore Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) into the left-centerfield gap, plating two runs.
Ryan Smith came in in the ninth and retired the Eagles in order to earn the save.
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 0-5 on the year. Four of those five losses have been by two runs or fewer.
Down 1-0 in the fifth, the Eagles used some aggressive baserunning to push across a pair, with both runs coming on two-out double steals. Sophomores Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.) and Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) crossed the plate for BC in the inning.
The Hoosiers (3-0) answered back in the top of the sixth on Corby Heckman's RBI double, making it 2-2.
In the top of the seventh, Kevin Mahar's two-out single to right scored Mark Calkins with Indiana's third run.
Junior catcher Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.), who reached base with a lead-off walk, scored on a double play in BC's half of the inning, evening the count at 3-3.
Boston College wasted a dominating pitching performance by the reigning BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year, sophomore Chris Lambert (Manchester, N.H.). He went five innings, allowing three hits and an unearned run while striking a career-high-tying 12 and walking one.
Sophomore Mike Gauthier (Salem, Mass.) took the loss, dropping his record to 0-2. Jay Brant got his first win of the season for the Hoosiers.
The Eagles go in search of that elusive first win of the year Tuesday, March 4, when they play Duquesne at 10 a.m.