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Baseball Tops Northeastern 10-3

Sophomore Dan Houston allowed only two earned runs in a winning effort

Sophomore Dan Houston allowed only two earned runs in a winning effort

April 3, 2007

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Baseball played its sixth game in as many days today as they took on cross-town rival Northeastern University and earned a much needed victory, 10-3 this afternoon at chilly Shea Field. With the win, the Eagles improve to 9-15-1 overall while Northeastern drops to 9-9 on the season.

Sophomore Eric Campbell would put the Eagles on the board first as he led off the bottom of the second with a line drive home run, his second of the season, giving the Eagles an early 1-0 lead.

With two outs in the bottom of the third, BC would send both runners from first and second, and Tony Sanchez would bloop an RBI single to center, scoring Ryan Hutchinson. The very next batter, Eric Campbell would collect another RBI as he singled to right, giving the Eagles a 3-0 advantage.

The scoring would continue in the fourth for the Eagles. After an RBI single from Mark Ortega, Ryan Hutchinson would drop a single to right field, scoring Ortega and Chris Kowalski, making it 5-0 BC, and advance to second on the play. The very next batter Michael Belfiore would single through the left side scoring Hutchinson before being thrown out trying to advance to second.

The Huskies would cut the lead to 7-3 in the top of the eighth when Dan Milano homered to left center off of Houston - his only earned runs of the game. But, BC would tack on three more runs in the bottom of the frame. After reaching on an error, Jared McGuire would advance to third after a Jett Ruiz single and would score on the very next play by a wild pitch.

Senior Jeff Schomaker came into run for Ruiz and would steal third and later score on an RBI single from Mark Ortega, his second of the day.

Sophomore Dan Houston got his first start of the season for the Eagles and his second win. He pitched well allowing only two earned runs on 10 hits through eight innings. Freshman Geoff Oxley would come on in the ninth to close the game out for BC.

The Eagles quickly return to action as they begin a three game series on Thursday against No. 5 North Carolina at Shea Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

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