March 13, 2013
Brookline, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost a 10-1 contest to crosstown-rival Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon at Friedman Diamond. The Eagles (3-12) could only muster four hits against the Huskies (9-6) on the day, while NU registered 12 hits against six BC pitchers.
In his first start of the season, senior RHP Hunter Gordon (0-2) went three innings, allowed three hits, and one run, which was unearned. He did not walk any batters and struck out three. Sophomore Blake Butera was 2-for-4 on the day with a double in the ninth.
Northeastern starter LHP Isaac Lippert (1-0) pitched a scoreless seven innings, allowing only three hits, one walk and striking out two.
After two quick innings, Gordon allowed a run to cross the plate in the third. With one out and runner on first, Aaron Barbosa reached on a fielder's choice and moved to second on a passed ball. A grounder back to Gordon, who threw home to get the lead runner, allowed Barbosa to advance to third and Jason Vosler singled up the middle to drive him home.
The Huskies tacked on a run in the fifth and one in the sixth with junior right-hander Matt Alvarez on the mound. In the fifth, Pete Castoldi was hit by a pitch, moved up to second on a walk and advanced to third on a balk. After Alvarez struck out the first out, Vosler hit a sacrifice fly to center to plate Castoldi. Alvarez ended the inning with a strikeout looking. In the sixth, Connor Lyons scored on an RBI single up the middle by John Puttress in the sixth to make it a 3-0 lead. Lyon reached on a fielder's choice and stole second to move into scoring position.
NU added seven runs in the seventh to break the game open, 10-0. Graduate student left-hander Nate Bayuk gave up his first run of the year in the seventh as Barbosa led off with a single through the right side and scored on a double to the corner in right by Mike Foster. Vosler triple to center to plate Foster to make it a 5-0 game and freshman right-hander Jeff Burke came in to relieve Bayuk. Brad Burcroff doubled on the first pitch he saw to drive in one and after a single by Rob Fobesca, Lyons plated another run on a base hit to center. With the bases loaded and two outs, freshman LHP Jesse Adams hit Barbosa to bring in the eighth run of the game. Foster then singled to center to plate two more.
The Eagles scored their only run in the top of the ninth as freshman Gabriel Hernandez
drew a one-out walk and Butera doubled to right to put both in scoring position. Junior Tom Bourdon
hit a sacrifice fly to shallow right to allow Hernandez to cross the plate.
The Eagles head to Atlanta, Ga., to play a three-game conference series with ninth-ranked Georgia Tech.