Miami Wins Both Games Of Baseball Doubleheader
April 3, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team rallied back in the final inning of the second game against Miami but fell a run short as the Hurricanes won both games of a doubleheader, 19-4 and 7-6, Sunday at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
With the first game lasting three hours and 45 minutes, the second game was shortened due to the Hurricanes' travel schedule. BC was losing 7-3 entering the bottom of the fifth which would prove to be the final inning.
Senior Matt Hamlet sent the first pitch of the frame back up the middle for a single and then freshman Tom Bourdon singled to put runners on the corners. Sophomore Matt McGovern brought Hamlet home with a sac fly to center which was out number two. Junior Anthony Melchionda then doubled over the head of the center fielder for another run to make it a 7-5 ballgame. Junior Kyle Prohovich came on to pinch hit and roped an RBI single off the glove of the diving shortstop but a strikeout ended the Eagles' rally.
Melchionda went 2-for-3 in the second game with a double and three RBIs while Bourdon went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored.
Both Harold Martinez and Rony Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for Miami while Dale Carey also drove in a pair. Bryan Radziewski got the win and Daniel Miranda picked up his seventh save.
Miami crossed the plate five times in the top of the first to take the early lead. Zeke DeVoss led the game off with a four-pitch walk and a one-out free pass to Nathan Melendres put two runners on base. Martinez drove in DeVoss with an RBI single and then Rodriguez followed with one of his own to make it 2-0. Chris Pelaez doubled down the line in right for the third run of the inning then a Shane Rowland walk loaded the bases with two outs. Carey found the hole on the left side for two more runs to make it a five-run lead.
Miami added a run in the second to push the lead to six runs when Martinez was popped up in the infield. The ball dropped for an infield single and Melendres came all the way around to score after he hit a double.
BC cut the deficit in half with three runs in the bottom of the third. Senior Garret Smith led off the inning with a double over the head of the left fielder and Bourdon drove him in with a one-out single up the middle. Junior Brad Zapenas walked to put a pair on base and then a sac bunt moved both runners into scoring position. Melchionda cashed in both runs with a single to right.
Rodriguez got a run back with a solo homer in the top of the fifth to make it a 7-3 game and it proved to be the game-winner as BC scored three times in the bottom half of the frame.
Cade Kreuter entered the game late and went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs. Brad Fieger went 4-for-6 with four RBIs as well. Chantz Mack was 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs while Martinez and DeVoss both scored four times.
Miami struck right away with two runs in the top of the first. DeVoss led the game off with a solo home run after getting in the hole 0-2. Martinez and Rodriguez started a two-out rally with a pair of singles and then Fieger singled to center to drive in the other run.
McGovern got one of the runs back in the bottom half of the frame with a solo home run to right. It was the first of his career.
The Eagles (10-15, 4-7) tied the game with another run in the second. Smith hit a one-out double over the head of the right fielder and Hamlet drove him in with a single through the left side to make it 2-2.
The Hurricanes reclaimed the lead for good with four runs in the third. Martinez singled with one out and Rodriguez drew a walk to put men on first and second. Fieger cleared the bases with a double to the gap in left and Mack followed with a two-run homer to right to push the lead to 6-2.
Miami would go on to score in every remaining inning to put the game away.
McGovern went 2-for-3 in the first game with a pair of RBIs. Hamlet also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and junior Marc Perdios had a pair of hits.
The Eagles are home again on Tuesday when they host Rhode Island at 3 p.m.