Baseball Gets Drilled By Georgetown, 11-4
March 17, 2003
HAMPTON, Va. - The baseball team played just as sloppy as the field conditions were at War Memorial Stadium as it was unable to complete a three-game sweep of Georgetown, losing to the Hoyas, 11-4, on Sunday, March 4. The start of the game was delayed three hours because of rain.
The Eagles (8-7, 2-1 BIG EAST) committed four errors, hit three batters and threw two wild pitches. Those gaffes were a big reason why Georgetown was able to push three runs across in each of the fourth, sixth and eighth innings.
Senior Vinny Scavone (Seffner, Fla.) got the scoring started for the Eagles in the top of the first with an RBI single to right, which plated redshirt junior Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.). Leahy doubled to lead off the game.
Georgetown (5-8, 1-2 BE) evened the score in the second on Jim Supple's two-out RBI single to center.
The Hoyas' Michael Lombardi made it 2-1 in the third with another two-out base hit, this one scoring Timmy Jones.
Boston College answered with two runs in the fourth. Sophomore Mike Flynn's first career home run -- a solo shot to left -- tied the game at 2-2.
After junior Eric Wright (Southboro, Mass.) doubled down the left-field line, Leahy brought him in with his second two-bagger of the game, giving BC a 3-2 lead.
Georgetown put up a three-spot in the bottom of the frame. With runners on first and third, Timmy Jones hit a shot back up the box. Junior starting pitcher Matt Elfeldt (Delmar, N.Y.) stopped it with his foot and tried to get Jones at first, but his throw was wild and two runs came in.
One batter later, Matt Carullo drove in Jones with a bloop single to center to put the Hoyas up 5-3.
An RBI groundout in the fifth by sophomore Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.) cut the margin to 5-4.
In the sixth, Georgetown's Ron Cano hit a sacrifice fly to center that made it 6-4. The Hoyas would tack on two more in the inning as a result of Eagle throwing errors.
Run-scoring singles by Carullo and Andrew Cleary and a Billy Quinn sac fly, all coming in the Hoya eighth, accounted for the rest of the scoring.
Leahy, Scavone and sophomore Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) had two hits apiece in the game. Elfeldt took the loss, dropping his record to 1-2.
Boston College's scheduled game against Rhode Island on Tuesday, March 18 has been postponed. The Eagles next spring into action March 21-23 with a three-game series at national power Miami.