March 17, 2013
Atlanta, Ga. - The Boston College baseball team dropped the series finale, 9-1, to ninth-ranked Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Eagles (3-15, 0-6 ACC) were outhit, 14-4, by the Yellow Jackets (17-2, 5-1 ACC).
Redshirt freshman LHP Andrew Chin (1-4) went 6.2 innings and gave up six hits, three runs - two earned - five walks and struck out two. He retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced. Tech's right-handed starter Cole Pitts (4-1) also pitched 6.2 innings, allowed three hits, one run, which was unearned, three walks and struck out four.
The Eagles put the lead-off runner on in six of nine innings, but only junior Tom Bourdon was able to score in the fourth. Junior John Hennessy was 2-for-4, tallying both hits as the lead off.
The Jackets were the first to get on the board, tallying a run in the third. Dylan Dore led off with a double to left and scored when Kyle Wren knocked a base hit back up the middle.
The Eagles tied the game in the top of the fourth as Bourdon led off with a single to right and stole his third bag of the season. He moved to third on a fly ball to center by freshman Logan Hoggarth and with two outs, classmate Chris Shaw laced a grounder at first baseman AJ Murray, who misplayed it, allowing Bourdon to cross the plate.
Tech retook the lead in the bottom of the frame, scoring one. Murray walked to start the inning and moved into scoring position after Chin's errant throw over. Mott Hyde doubled to center to plate Murray with one out to give the Rambin' Wreck a 2-1 lead.
The Jackets added three more in the seventh as graduate student lefty reliever Nate Bayuk came in with a runner on first and loaded the bases with hard-hit chopper past third and a walk. Zane Evans singled to center to plate two. Freshman RHP Jeff Burke entered the game and allowed a walk before Matt Gonzalez nailed a hard-hit grounder back at Burke, which bounced off his foot and allowed the fifth run of the game to come in.
The Ramblin' Wreck added four more in the eighth on five hits and two Eagle errors. Daniel Spingola led off with an infield single and landed on third after an error on the throw over. Wren brought him with a sac fly. Brandon Thomas reached on a fielder's choice and with two outs, scored a double by Daniel Palka, who then scored by a two-bagger by Evans. Murray brought Evans home on a base hit to left to make it a 9-1 game.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, March 19 with an away contact at instate-rival Holy Cross at 3 p.m.