Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Hartford
March 29, 2003
BROCKTON, Mass. - The baseball team showed Saturday, March 29 that it can win big as well as pull out the close ones as it routed Hartford, 16-2, in the first game of a doubleheader, then held on for a 3-2 win in the second game.
In the first game, the Eagles (12-9) tied a season high with 16 hits. It was second game in a row - and third overall - they totaled that number. They also scored at least one run in every inning.
The Hawks (1-14) struck first as a Matt Denorfia RBI double and a run-scoring single by Brian Eck staked starter Jeff Swedberg to a 2-0 lead after a half an inning.
Boston College got both of those back in the bottom of the frame, scoring one run on an RBI double by Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) and another on a Hartford throwing error.
Senior Vinny Scavone (Seffner, Fla.) broke the deadlock in the bottom of the second with a solo home run to center, giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead. The blast was Scavone's second of the year.
Boston College plated five runs in the third to break the game open. Senior Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.), sophomore Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.) and junior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.) stroked RBI singles, sophomore Mike Flynn (Trumbull, Conn.) hit a sacrifice fly and Greer scored on a wild pitch, increasing the Eagles' advantage to 8-3.
BC scored three more times in each of the fourth and fifth innings, and pushed across two runs in the sixth to account for the final margin.
Morgan went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in while Greer, Scavone, senior Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.) and sophomore Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) collected two hits apiece. Lederhos and Locke each crossed the plate three times.
Lambert settled down after the first, as he gave up only one hit over his last five innings. He struck out six and walked two in six innings of work, upping his record on the season to 3-0.
The Hawks scored first in the second game as well. Ron Acabbo's shot to left in the third just cleared the wall, giving his team a 1-0 lead and Acabbo his second home run of the year.
BC did all of its damage in the fourth. Locke tied the game when his double down the left-field line scored Morgan from second. After a wild pitch moved Locke to third, Lederhos drove him in with a single through the left side.
Freshman Shawn McGill (South Kingstown, R.I.) forced in the third and final run of the inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Things stayed that way until the eighth, when Acabbo cracked another solo shot to left, carving the Boston College lead to one, at 3-2.
Morgan came in to close things out in the ninth. He retired Hartford in order to record his fourth save of the season.
Flynn went 3-for-4 in the game.
Sophomore Kevin Shepard (Andover, Mass.) got the win in relief, pitching three innings of one-hit ball to push his record to 3-1 on the year.
Boston College returns to Campanelli Stadium on Tuesday, March 1 for a 3 p.m. game against Central Connecticut State.