March 31, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost the third game of the series to Maryland, 7-1, on Saturday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field, but the Eagles (12-15, 4-8 ACC) won the series as they took two of three games from the Terrapins (18-11, 3-9 ACC).
BC has won every series against Maryland since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2006. The Eagles improved their winning record to 15-6 and 9-3 at home with a 10-3 victory on Friday and a 5-4, 12th-inning win in game two.
Junior Matt McGovern went 2-for-4 in game three to lead the Maroon and Gold while sophomore Tom Bourdon recorded the only BC RBI. Junior RHP Hunter Gordon (1-2) tallied the loss, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing eight hits, seven runs - six earned - four walks and two strikeouts. Freshman right-hander Geoffrey Murphy pitched 2.1 innings of relief and did not surrender a walk, hit or run.
Junior Rob Moir led the way for the Eagles in the series against the Terrapins, going 5-for-12 as the designed hitter. McGovern also tallied five hits in 13 at bats and senior Andrew Lawrence led the way with five RBIs.
Maryland right-hander David Carroll (3-1) earned the win in game three, pitching eight innings, allowing eight hits, only one run, no walks and striking out seven.
Centerfielder Bourdon saved a run in the third, as Jack Cleary singled to center with Alfredo Rodriguez on second. Bourdon hit junior catcher Matt Paré at home to get the out and recording his first outfield assist of the season.
After three scoreless innings, the Terps got five in the fourth, all with two outs. Two walks and base hit up the middle loaded the bases for Rodriguez, who singled through the left side to score two. Korey Wacker hit one to right to tally another Maryland run and with runners on the corners, Wacker took second and on the throw down, Rodriguez came home for the fourth run of the inning. Cleary gave the Terps a 5-0 lead on an infield single, scoring Wacker.
The Eagles got one back in the fifth, as sophomore John Hennessy
hit a two-out double to right center. Bourdon drove him in on a single to right, but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
Maryland added two more in the seventh as Wacker double down the first-baseline, stole third and scored on a base hit to right by Kyle Convissar. After the bases were loaded on an error and an intentional walk, Tomo Delp hit a sac fly for a 7-1 lead.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday, April 3 when they host Connecticut at Shea Field at 3 p.m.