March 11, 2012
Coral Gables, Fla. - The Boston College baseball team lost to No. 13 Miami, 4-1, at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field on Sunday afternoon, dropping all three conference games to the Hurricanes (12-3, 3-0 ACC). The Eagles (6-8, 0-3 ACC) tallied their lone run in the eighth inning.
Sophomore RHP Matt Alvarez (1-2) recorded the loss as he went 5.1 innings, allowing four hits, four runs, two earned, five walks and four strikeouts. Junior RHP Taylor Lasko came in for two innings of relief and did not allow a run, giving up one only hit and two walks.
Miami's starter LHP Bryan Radziewski (2-0) went seven innings and gave up only one hit and did not allow a run to cross the plate. He walked three and struck out six. RJ Encinosa earned his third save, the second of the series, pitching the ninth inning.
Miami scored first, tallying a run in the second. Esteban Tresgallo led off with a triple to center and came home on a fielding error by freshman second baseman Blake Butera. Sophomore catcher Nate LaPointe caught Perez stealing for the first out of the inning. Freshman Travis Ferrick made his first career start in the field, playing third, and with runners on first and second, made two consecutive plays on groundouts to end the inning and keep the score, 1-0.
The Eagles threatened in the third, tallying their first hit, but could not get on the board. Butera led off with a walk and sophomore Tom Bourdon advanced him to second with a sac bunt. Senior Marc Perdios singled to right to put runners on the corners, but a double play ended the scoring opportunity for BC.
The Hurricanes recorded a run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly, as Jarred Mederos reached on a fielder's choice as the Eagles got the lead runner at second. He moved to third on a throwing error and Tyler Palmer drove him in on fly out to center.
Miami tacked on two in the sixth. It started with a Tresgallo drawing a lead-off walk and moving into scoring position on a passed ball. Stephen Perez moved him to third on a sacrifice bunt and Mederos tallied another RBI with a double to center. Mederos scored on a two-out, RBI single by Palmer to give the `Canes a 4-0 lead.
BC tallied its only run in the eighth as right-hand reliever Eric Nedeljkovic came on in relief. Pinch hitter junior Matt McGovern led off with a triple to the corner in right and Butera followed with a single down the first-base line for his eighth RBI of the season.
The Eagles return to action on Friday, March 16 at Clemson at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers are currently ranked 16th.