Baseball Falls To Central Connecticut, 11-4
April 5, 2005
Central Connecticut State scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and five more in the seventh to hand Boston College its most lopsided loss of the season on Tuesday, 11-4, in New Britain, Conn.
BC (18-7, 6-1) jumped on the board first with a run in the top of the second inning. Senior left fielder Jason Delaney led off with a single and stole second base. Delaney advanced to third on Drew Locke's groundout to second. He scored on catcher Shawn McGill's groundout to third base.
The Eagles scored another run in the following inning, as shortstop Jonny Weiss led off with a double to left. Senior Dave Preziosi dropped down a bunt single, advancing Weiss to third and putting runners on at the corners. Second baseman Tom Mackor grounded into a double play, scoring Weiss but ending the rally.
The 2-0 advantage looked comfortable as BC starter Ted Ratliff surrendered just two hits in the first four innings. The Blue Devils (8-7) registered five hits in the six-run fifth, however, and the Eagles were unable to respond.
BC scored two runs in the top of the ninth. Locke, Weiss and senior Mike Flynn led the Eagles with two hits apiece.
BC had 11 hits in the loss. It was the 14th time this season the Eagles have had 10 or more hits in a game.
Boston College returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Northeastern to take on the Huskies at Friedman Diamond. Game time is slated for 3 p.m.