Baseball Falls to No. 18 NC State in Game Two
April 21, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. - The Boston College baseball team dropped the second game, 9-0, to 18th-ranked NC State at Doak Field at Dail Park on Saturday afternoon to put the series at 1-1. The Eagles (15-24, 6-14 ACC) and the Wolfpack (25-12, 12-8 ACC) will play the rubber match in the night cap on Saturday.
Senior Marc Perdios extended his career-long hit streak to seven games with a double, going 1-for-3 on the day.
Junior right-hander Hunter Gordon (1-5) shouldered the loss, pitching five innings and allowing seven hits four runs - one earned. He did not walk a batter and struck out one. NC State's left-hander Carlos Rodon (7-0) remanded undefeated, going eight innings, allowing five hits and one walk. He struck out 10.
After four-and-a-half scoreless innings, the Wolfpack was the first to strike, scoring four runs on four hits. Two reached on an error and a single and Chris Diaz plated both on a double to center. Diaz advanced to third on a groundout and Ryan Mathews drove him in with a base hit to left. Mathews came home with a double by Andrew Ciencin to put the Pack up, 4-0.
After a 40-minute rain delay in the sixth, the Eagles threatened to put a run across. Freshman Blake Butera hit a two-out single to right and sophomore Tom Bourdon laced a double down the right-field line. Butera tried to score from first, but was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
NC State added four runs between the sixth and eighth. In the sixth, with the bases loaded, sophomore reliever Matt Alvarez hit a batter to bring home one run and Diaz's sac fly made it a 6-0 Pack lead. Senior righty Matt Brazis entered the game and got two Ks to get the Eagles out of the jam. Sophomore lefty Steve Green quickly got the first two outs of the seventh, but surrendered a walk to Brett Austin, who stole second and scored on a double by Jake Fincher. Fincher came home on a single by Matt Bergquist. Mathews hit a solo shot in the eighth to make it 9-0.