Baseball Gives Up Big Inning In 18-8 Loss To No. 15 Miami
March 21, 2003
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - For 7-1/2 innings the baseball team played No. 15 Miami almost even, but the Hurricanes exploded for nine runs in the eighth to hand the Eagles an 18-8 loss in front of 2,117 fans Friday night at Mark Light Field.
Boston College (8-8) took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by sophomore Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.).
After the Hurricanes (18-4) scored once in the second and twice each in the fourth and fifth, to go ahead 5-2, BC pushed across four in the sixth. Delaney and junior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.) smacked RBI singles to account for two of the runs. Sophomore Marco Albano (Arlington, Mass.) was responsible for the other two as he hit an RBI fielder's choice and later stole home.
Miami responded with four runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth, pushing its advantage to 9-6.
That's when disaster struck as the Eagles completely fell apart in the bottom of the eighth, allowing nine runs on five hits, two walks and three hit batters.
Senior Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored while Delaney, Flynn and junior Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) had two hits apiece. Delaney drove in three runs, and Locke scored three times.
Sophomore Chris Lambert (Manchester, N.H.) started for BC, going four innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked four. Junior Matt O'Donnell (Marlboro, Mass.) took the loss, dropping his record to 1-1.
The Eagles and Hurricanes go at it again Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m.