Six-Run Third Dooms Baseball In 10-6 Loss To Stetson
March 5, 2003
DeLAND, Fla. - The baseball team finally got the bats going, banging out 10 hits and scoring six runs, but it was not enough as it fell to Stetson, 10-6, Wednesday night in front of 955 fans at Conrad Park.
Boston College (1-6) wasted no time getting on the board. Redshirt junior Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.) led off the top of the first with a single up the middle, took second on a groundout and scored on a base knock to center by sophomore Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.).
The Hatters (7-7) answered right back in their half with two runs on Brian Snyder's RBI triple to the left-centerfield gap and Andy Wilson's infield single.
In the third, Locke again put the Eagles ahead, this time with a two-run bloop single to right, bringing in Leahy and sophomore Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.), both of whom reached base with walks.
Stetson then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the third. A fielder's choice, sacrifice fly and RBI single drove in three of those runs while BC fielding errors accounted for the other three.
Chris Westervelt's two-run double in the seventh widened the margin to 10-4.
Morgan made it a 10-5 game when his single to right in the eighth brought in junior Eric Wright (Southboro, Mass.). Locke drove in sophomore Marco Albano (Arlington, Mass.) on a base hit to left in the ninth, but Roger Lincoln got the next batter, Wright, to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end it.
Locke was 3-for-5 with four RBIs in the game while Morgan went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Leahy had two hits and crossed the plate twice.
Junior Mike Gauthier (Salem, Mass.) pitched five strong innings of relief, in which he gave up two runs on six hits, striking out three and walking none.
Sophomore Jake Marsello (Lynn, Mass.) took the loss, dropping his record to 0-2. Stetson's Brandon Berlett pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen to earn the win, upping his mark to 2-1.
The Eagles return to the Bollettieri Baseball Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for a 7 p.m. game against Valparaiso on Thursday, March 6.