No. 13 Miami Evens Series With 7-1 Win
March 13, 2010
MIAMI - No. 13 Miami used a four-run fifth inning to pull away from the Boston College baseball team and win, 7-1, Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park.
Junior Kevin Moran and Miami starter Jason Santana were battling and the Hurricanes held a 2-1 lead before posting those four runs to pull away.
Miami quickly loaded the bases with a double and two walks and then Frankie Ratcliffe sent a 3-1 pitch over senior Robbie Anston's head in center for two runs to extend the lead to 4-1. Michael Broad was hit by a pitch to load the bases again and a fielder's choice added another run and put runners on the corners. Zeke DeVoss drove in the final run of the frame with a sacrifice fly.
Ratcliffe and Broad both went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs for the `Canes (9-4, 1-1 ACC). Broad added a solo home run to his stat line and DeVoss also drove in two runs. Santana settled in after the first inning and pitched 6.0 innings while allowing five hits and striking out eight to pick up the win.
Anston went 2-for-3 with a double and scored the only run for BC (6-7, 1-1). Sophomore Anthony Melchionda drove in the run.
BC scored in the top of the first but the bats fell silent after that. Anston led off with a single through the right side and then sophomore Matt Hamlet sacrificed him to second. With two outs and Anston on third base, Melchionda singled on a 1-1 offering to put the Eagles on the board.
Miami posted two runs in the bottom of the second to take a lead it would never let go. Ratcliffe beat out a chopper up the middle for a single with one out and a stolen base put him in scoring position. Broad then took a 3-2 offering into the gap in right for an RBI double. A walk to Nathan Melendres put runners on first and second and DeVoss punched an RBI single through the left side to give Miami a 2-1 lead.
After the four-run fifth inning, Broad hit a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the eighth to add the seventh run.
The rubber match of the three-game series is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.