Baseball Drops Series Finale to Duke
March 30, 2013
Durham, N.C. - The Boston College baseball team lost the third game of the series, 6-0, to Duke on Saturday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, playing the second game of a doubleheader. The Eagles (3-21, 0-11 ACC) were outhit, 12-3, by the Blue Devils (16-13, 6-6 ACC).
Redshirt freshman LHP Andrew Chin (1-6) shouldered the loss, but tallied a career-high eight strikeouts in the process. He went six innings, allowed nine hits, six runs - four earned - and two walks.
Duke's right-hander Robert Huber (4-2) pitched the complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits, one walk and striking out two. The Eagles flied out 18 times in the game.
Duke tallied the first runs, scoring two in the third. With Andy Perez on first and one down, Jeff Kremer knocked one back at Chin, who fielded the ball cleanly but overthrew the second-base bag, allowing Perez to reach third and Kremer to land on second on the throw to third. Chin got the second out looking, but Chris Marconcini laced one up the middle to plate two. Chin ended the inning with another K, getting all three outs on strikeouts.
The Blue Devils added one in the fifth when Kenny Koplore led off with a single and moved up when Kremer was hit by a pitch with one out. Grant McCabe drove him in on a single to left. Sophomore leftfielder Travis Ferrick threw to freshman third baseman Gabriel Hernandez to tag out Kremer. Hernandez ended the inning by snagging a line drive.
They added three more in the seventh to make it a 6-0 game. Anthony D'Alessandro singled and moved to second on a passed ball and Koplore drove him in on a base hit to right. After Perez tallied a base hit, graduate student LHP Nate Bayuk relieved Chin, but gave up an RBI single to Kremer to score Koplore. Perez moved to third on a stolen base and crossed the plate on a base hit through the left side by McCabe. Freshman righty Jeff Burke came in and immediately got the second out with a swinging K. He loaded the bases with a walk, but forces a 53 double play to get out of the jam.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, April 2 when they travel to Storrs, Conn., for a 3 p.m. matchup with Connecticut.