March 11, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Boston College baseball team lost to No. 5 Florida State, 3-1, Friday night in the ACC opener for both teams at Dick Howser Stadium.
Junior Andrew Lawrence provided the only run for BC (6-6, 0-1 ACC) with a solo homer in the second. It was his first home run of the season.
Junior Mike Dennhardt got the start on the mound and went 4.1 innings, giving up three runs on five hits. Junior Kyle Prohovich, junior Matt Brazis and sophomore Hunter Gordon combined to throw 3.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Florida State's Sean Gilmartin went 7.0 innings and gave up two hits. He struck out 11 and walked one. Mike McGee picked up his third save of the year.
Devon Travis led the Seminoles (13-1, 1-0) at the plate by going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Lawrence scored the game's first run with a solo homer on the first pitch he saw in the second inning. The ball hit the top of the tall fence in right-center and bounced out of the park.
Florida State broke through with three runs in the fifth. Stuart Tapley and Seth Miller started the inning with singles but Dennhardt cut off the lead runner at third on a sac bunt. A double steal moved both runners into scoring position and Travis brought them home with a double down the third base line. Travis moved to third on a wild pitch and Sherman Johnson brought him in with a high chopper to third.
BC was able to get two men on base in both the eighth and ninth innings after the first two outs were recorded. The tying run was left on first base both times.
The second game of the series is Saturday at 6 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports Florida.