Baseball Falls to Northeastern, 7-0
March 25, 2014
Brookline, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team fell, 7-0, to crosstown rival Northeastern at Friedman Diamond at Parsons Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles (7-15) could only muster three hits against the Huskies' (10-10) pitching staff and were shut out for the second straight game.
Junior right-handed starter Eric Stone (0-2) threw 2.2 innings, allowed two hits, three runs and three walks. Senior righty Eric Stevens pitched 2.1 innings of relief, allowed six hits, three runs, one walk and struck out three. Sophomore LHP Jesse Adams and senior LHP Steve Green did not allow runs in their respective 1.1 and 1.0 innings of relief work.
Green has not allowed an earned run in his seven relief appearance this season.
Northeastern starting lefty James Mulry (1-2) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed just one hit and two walks and struck out five. He retired the final 17 BC batters he faced.
The Huskies started the scoring with three runs in the third. Stone gave up his first hits of the game to start the inning, allowing a double and triple, scoring one run. After hitting a batter to put runners on the corners, Michael Foster hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 2-0 game. Stone walked two more Huskies and forced a popup to load the bases with two outs. Stevens came on in relief and a wild pitch allowed the third run to score. After reloading the bases, Stevens forced a groundout to get out of the jam.
NU added three more run in the fifth on five singles in a row to take a 6-0 lead. With the bases loaded, Mike Piscopo singled through the left side to score one and Joey Scambia followed with a base hit to plate two more. With runners on first and second, first baseman Hennessy charged Josh Treff's bunt and got lead runner Piscopo at third for the first out. Stevens retired the next batter with a swinging K and catcher Sciortino threw Scambia out trying to swipe third to end the inning.
The Eagles threatened in the eighth with new pitcher lefty Isaac Lippert on the hill. Bourdon was hit by a pitch to start the inning and with one out, Sciortino double to left center. The two were stranded after Lippert got a strikeout and popup to keep BC off the board.
The Huskies made it a 7-0 game in the bottom of the inning with freshman right-hander Bobby Skogsbergh in the game. Connor Lyons led off with a single up the middle, moved to second on a wild pitch and over to third on an errant throw by Sciortino. After Skogsbergh walked a batter to put runners on the corners, Foster plated Lyons with a base hit to left to give NU a seven-run lead. Green came into the game and forced a groundout for the first out of the inning. After loading the bases with a walk, the southpaw got Sean Lyons to ground to Hennessy, who threw home for the force at the plate. Green got out of the bases-loaded jam with a strikeout.
The Eagles host top-ranked Florida State in a three-game series beginning on Friday, March 28 with a 2:30 p.m. start.