Baseball Falls to Dartmouth, 2-1
April 8, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team dropped a 2-1 contest to Dartmouth on Tuesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. The Eagles (10-21) allowed two runs in the first inning and could not get their bats going against the Big Green (6-16).
Sophomore Joe Cronin extended his hit streak to six games with a 2-for-3 performance, scoring the Eagles' only run. He tied his career-long hit streak, which he recorded earlier this season. Redshirt sophomore Nick Colucci was also 2-for-3, tallying his first multiple-hit game. Senior Tom Bourdon recorded BC's RBI.
Freshman right-hander Mike King (1-1) went five innings, allowed seven hits and two runs. He did not walk a batter and struck out one. Redshirt freshman RHP Luke Fernandes and sophomore LHP Jesse Adams finished the game without allowing a run to cross the plate. Fernandes gave up three hits, walked one and struck out two over two innings, while Adams gave up just one hit and struck out two without a walk in the final two innings.
BC batters did not strike out on the afternoon, but the Eagles were outhit, 11-6. They left eight men on base while the Big Green stranded nine. Neither team committed an error.
Dartmouth's starter RHP Chris England (1-0) threw six innings, allowed four hits, one run and walked four. Chris Burkholder picked up his first save of the year, pitching the ninth and allowing one hit.
The Big Green scored both its runs in the first. With one down, King surrendered two one-out singles and after left fielder Colucci made a diving catch to put two outs on the board, Joe Purritano knocked one just inside the left-field line, allowing both runners to score. King ended the inning with a groundout to third.
The Eagles tallied a run in the fourth. Cronin knocked one through the left side with one down and scored all the way from first on a double to deep right by Bourdon.
In the ninth, Cronin led off with a base hit to center and moved to second when Bourdon was hit by a pitch. Freshman Johnny Adams put both runners in scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Sophomore pinch hitter Logan Hoggarth hit a hard grounder to short, but Matt Parisi threw home and Cronin was out at the plate. With runners at the corners, Colucci tried to catch the Dartmouth fielders off guard with a bunt, but Burkholder was able to get to the ball and although his throw was off, first baseman Dustin Selzer put the tag on Colucci to end the game.
The Eagles will travel down the road to Harvard to play the Crimson on Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in the first round of the Beanpot Tournament. The winner will take on the winner of Northeatern-UMass on April 21 at Northeastern's Friedman Diamond in the championship.