Baseball Falls to Rhode Island
April 17, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost to Rhode Island, 16-4, at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field on Tuesday afternoon. The loss marked the most runs the Eagles (14-23) surrendered in 2012 as the Rams (22-14) scored in every inning but the ninth.
Sophomore Tom Bourdon went 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the outing while freshman Blake Butera recorded three RBIs and one run on a 1-for-4 day. Classmate Travis Ferrick turned in a 2-for-3 performance. Senior Marc Perdios recorded a hit to tie a career-long, five-game hit streak.
Freshman righty Eric Stone (0-2) recorded the loss, going two innings, allowing three hits, five run - only one earned - one walk and two strikeouts. Sophomore RHP Matt Alvarez allowed three hits, three runs - two earned - two walks and two strikeouts in three innings of relief. Junior RHP Jay Jeannotte allowed one walk and did not give up a hit or run in the ninth.
RHP Liam O'Sullivan (4-0) tallied the win for URI, giving up nine hits, four runs, three strikeouts and no walks in 6.2 innings of work.
The Rams got on the board early, tallying four runs in the first as Milan Adams hit a sac fly to score the first run of the game with the bases loaded. After Stone recorded a strikeout, an error allowed a second run to score. Pat Quinn brought home two more to give URI a 4-0 lead with a single through the right side.
Bourdon recorded his team-leading ninth home run of the season on a two-out solo shot over the right-field fence to notch BC's first run of the game.
Rhode Island added a run in the second and one in the third. In the second, Jeff Roy reached on an error and stole third. Chris Famiglietti plated him on a double. In the third, Kevin Stenhouse led off with a home run over the right-center fence.
BC scored one in the third as Ferrick doubled to left center, junior Matt McGovern moved him over and Butera plated him with a sacrifice fly.
The Rams added a run in the fourth and the fifth before breaking open the game open in the sixth, scoring five runs to take a 13-2 lead. Adams hit a solo shot and after a hit batter, four consecutive hits scored four more runs. URI scored the fifth run of the inning on an errant throw down to second on a stolen-base attempt.
Rhode Island added one in the seventh and then two in the eighth to total 16 runs on 16 hits.
Butera recorded his second home run of the season with two outs in the seventh to make it 14-4.
The Eagles travel to Raleigh, N.C., to play No. 18 NC State in a three-game, conference series beginning on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.