Baseball Earns Ninth Inning Win Over UConn, 6-5
April 10, 2006
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College overcame a three-run deficit to defeat UConn 6-5 on a Joseph Ayers sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.
The Eagles captured an early lead in the bottom of the first when Ryan Hutchinson ripped a single to center that was misplayed and allowed him to get to third base. Jared McGuire followed with a sac fly to center to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
BC starter Michael Wanamaker held the Huskies scoreless until the fourth when Pat Mahoney drilled a two-run homer to left, and an RBI single by Dale Brannon gave UConn a 3-1 lead.
The Huskies made the score 4-1 in the when Larry Day drove home Austin Wasserman in the fifth inning.
Johnny Ayers reached to start the BC sixth when he was hit by a pitch. Hutchinson then reached on an error and Ayers advanced to third on the throw. McGuire sent Hutchinson to third on a groundout, and Shawn McGill followed with a double to left, scoring both runners. The next batter, Dave Preziosi, tied the score at 4-4 with a single to left center.
The teams traded runs in the seventh to make the score 5-5, setting up the Ayers heroics in the last inning. The Eagles move to 17-15-1 on the season, while the Huskies fall to 20-10.
BC will host Harvard tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Shea Field before heading to Virginia for a three game series this weekend.