Baseball Takes One Of Two From Villanova
April 3, 2003
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Sophomore Kevin Shepard (Andover, Mass.) pitched seven effective innings and senior Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.) and junior Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) both homered as the baseball team beat Villanova, 6-4, in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, April 3 at Friedman Diamond to earn a split with the Wildcats.
Villanova won the first game, 3-1.
The Wildcats (7-15, 2-5 BIG EAST) went ahead 2-1 on a pair of runs in the fourth. Designated hitter Ryan Crammer's RBI groundout knotted the score at 1-1. With two outs and left fielder Brian Newbold on second, the next batter, shortstop Brian Trotta, walked. Newbold was running on the fourth ball, and when the throw to third was wild, he came around with Villanova's second run.
In the fifth, the Wildcats extended their advantage to 3-1 on third baseman Danny Poydenis' RBI single.
Boston College (14-10, 3-2 BIG EAST) had an excellent scoring opportunity in the sixth, putting runners on second and third with one out, but relief pitcher Mike Ciccotelli got sophomore Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) to go down swinging and senior Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.) to fly out to left.
Ciccotelli and starter Adrian Schau limited BC to just three hits in the game.
Sophomore Chris Lambert (Manchester, N.H.) suffered his first loss of the year. He went the distance, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out nine and walking four.
In the second game, the Eagles pounced on Villanova starter Nick Allen, plating three runs in the bottom of the first. Locke drove in the first run on a fielder's choice, and consecutive singles by Lederhos and Morgan each brought in one.
The Wildcats came up with two runs in the third to creep within one, at 3-2. Newbold's RBI single through the left side provided Villanova with its first run of the game, and the Wildcats would plate another in the inning on a BC throwing error.
Junior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.) gave the Eagles a little breathing room in the fourth as his check-swing single to right allowed Morgan to cross the plate with Boston College's fourth run.
The Eagles added a couple more in the seventh on solo shots to left off the bats of DiScipio and Lederhos. For DiScipio, it is his first home run of the season while Lederhos' blast was his second.
A wild pitch and a groundout by right fielder Mitch Mitchell each pushed across a run in the Wildcat half of the eighth, slicing the lead to 6-4.
Morgan took over in the ninth and retired Villanova 1-2-3 to nail down his sixth save of the year.
DiScipio went 3-for-4 in the game while Lederhos was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Morgan also had a pair of hits.
Shepard gave up two runs (both earned) on six hits in improving his record to 4-1 on the year.
The Eagles host Notre Dame on Friday, April 4 in a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass.