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Baseball Earns Dramatic 6-4 Win In 13 Innings Over Virginia Tech

McGuire had two key RBIs in the ninth

McGuire had two key RBIs in the ninth

March 25, 2006

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After tying the game with four runs in the ninth, Boston College posted two runs in the top of the 13th to give the Eagles a dramatic 6-4 comeback win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

The Hokies picked up an early run off BC starter Dan Houston, when Warren Schaffer collected an RBI single in the second inning. Houston held the Hokies off the board until the sixth inning, when they added one more to make the score 2-0. Houston surrendered four runs and eight hits over six innings of work.

With the help of two errors, Tech padded its lead in the seventh inning, grabbing two more runs to make the score 4-0. BC had five errors in the game.

The Eagles were down but not out and started a ninth inning comeback with a Johnny Ayers walk and an error by the Hokies that allowed Ryan Hutchinson to reach. All-American Jared McGuire followed with a clutch two-RBI double to get BC within two.

Shawn McGill drove in McGuire to cut the lead to 4-3, and after Eric Campbell singled to send McGill to third, Pete Frates executed a squueze bunt to tie the game and eventually send it to extra innings.

Matt Meyer and Kevin Boggan were strong in relief for BC, shutting down the Hokies for five innings and setting the stage for the Eagles to take the lead in the 13th.

After Ayers and McGuire reached, Dave Preziosi drove both in on a single and an error. Boggan shut Tech down in the bottom of the inning, giving the Eagles its second conference win in as many days.

BC will go for the three game sweep tomorrow at 12 p.m.

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