Baseball Tallies 9-5 Win at Dartmouth
April 9, 2013
Hanover, N.H. - The Boston College baseball team earned a 9-5 win at Dartmouth on Tuesday afternoon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park. The Eagles (6-25) tied a season-high with 16 hits and scored in every inning but the first and ninth.
The nine runs and 16 hits were also the most the Big Green (17-6) has surrendered this season.
Senior Matt Paré led the team with a 3-for-4 performance, tallying an RBI, a run and was hit twice by pitches. Sophomore Blake Butera also tallied three hits in six at bats with a run an RBI and two doubles. Freshman Gabriel Hernandez recorded three RBIs on a 2-for-5 day.
Freshman right-hander John Nicklas (1-0) tallied his first collegiate win, pitching two innings of relief, allowing one hit, one run, two walks and striking out one. Sophomore right-handed starter Eric Stone allowed four hits, three runs - all earned - one walk and struck out three in three innings.
Dartmouth's RHP Beau Sulser (0-1) shouldered the loss, throwing two innings of relief. He allowed five hits, four runs - all earned - two walks and struck out one. Starter LHP Adam Frank pitched the first 3.2 innings, gave up five hits, three runs - all earned - three walks and one strikeout.
The Eagles got on the board in the second, after Stone retired the first three batters he faced in order. Freshman Logan Hoggarth led off with a double to left center and with one out, Hernandez laced one past the diving third baseman to drive him in.
BC added a run in the third and one in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. Paré and junior John Hennessy tallied back-to-back singles in the third and Paré tagged up and moved to third on a fly ball by junior Tom Bourdon. Hoggarth plated him with a groundout to short. In the fourth with two outs, freshman Joe Cronin drew a walk and Butera doubled to left, scoring his teammate from first. Sulser came in and got Hennessy swinging to end the inning.
The Big Green tied the game in the fourth, scoring three runs on five hits. Dustin Selzer led off with a base hit and Jeff Keller plated him with a double to left center. Nick Lombardi followed with a double of his own to make it a one-run game and BC went to the pen for sophomore lefty Nick Poore. Ryan Toimil hit the first pitch he saw to left center to score Lombardi to tie the game. Poore forced a fly out and the Eagles got the lead runner on a fielder's choice to short for the second out. After a single and runners on second and third, Poore got out of the jam and kept the game tied with a strikeout looking.
The Eagles went back on top the next inning, stringing together three hits and a walk with two outs. Freshman Stephen Sauter started the rally with a single to center and senior Matt McGovern drew a walk to put two on. Hernandez drove both in with a double off the glove of the diving right fielder. Cronin then laced on through the right side to score Hernandez and give BC the three-run lead back.
BC added a run in the top of the sixth as Hennessy walked with one out and moved up on Hoggarth's two-out base hit. Righty Duncan Robinson entered the game and Sauter knocked on just inside the left-field line to score Hennessy. The Big Green got the run back in the bottom of the inning with a triple off the bat of Matt Parisi, scoring Adam Gauthier, who walked.
Paré made it an 8-4 game in the seventh with a single through the right side, driving in Butera, who doubled into the left corner. McGovern add a run with a solo shot - his first home run of the 2013 season - over the right-field fence in the eighth.
Parisi tallied a shot off sophomore righty John Gorman in the top of the ninth to make it a 9-5 game. Gorman settled in and got three straight out to preserve the win.
The Eagles will travel to Amherst, Mass., to take on Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in the first round of the 23rd Annual Beanpot Tournament. Northeastern and Harvard square off at Friedman Field. The consolation and championship games will be held on April 29 at Fenway Park at 2 and 5 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $10 and benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund. Visit http://www.redsox.com/beanpot or call (877) REDSOX-9.