Baseball Defeats St. John's, 2-1, in Pitchers' Duel
April 24, 2012
Norwich, Conn. - The Boston College baseball team beat St. John's, 2-1, at Dodd Stadium on Tuesday night as the Eagles' (16-25) pitching staff allowed only three hits on the night.
In a low-scoring, pitchers' duel, BC capitalized to score the winning run in the sixth and kept the Red Storm (25-16) off the board for six straight innings.
Freshman right-hander Eric Stone (1-2) earned his first career win, pitching four innings and allowing only one hit, while not giving up a run or walk and striking out two. Senior righty Matt Brazis tallied his fourth save of the season, striking out the final two batters with the bases loaded on seven pitches.
Sophomore starter RHP Eric Stevens went three innings, gave up one run, one hit, walked two and struck out one.
St. John's right-hander Eddie Medina (3-2) shouldered the loss, pitching 1.1 innings of relief. He surrendered two hits, one run, one walk and did not strike out a BC batter. Starter LHP Brendan Lobban went four innings, allowed four hits, one run, three walks and did not record a strikeout.
Sophomore Tom Bourdon led the way for the Eagles at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. The centerfielder recorded half of the Maroon and Gold's hits on the night.
Tied at one in the sixth, BC took the one-run lead as senior Marc Perdios extended his career-long hit streak to nine games with a single up the middle. Senior Spenser Payne and junior Matt Paré loaded the bases with a hit by pitch and walk and freshman Travis Ferrick drove Perdios in with a grounder to first. The Red Storm threw to second first and Ferrick made a head-first slide into the first-base bag for a safe call, allowing the go-ahead run to cross the plate.
The Red Storm took an early 1-0 lead, scoring in the third. Jimmy Brennan led off with a walk and moved to second on a sac bunt. Kyle Richardson tallied St. John's first hit of the game on a double to left, scoring Brennan.
The Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Bourdon. Sophomore Blake Butera walked and stole second to move into scoring position and Bourdon drove him in on a line drive to center.
After senior reliever Kyle Prohovich recorded a 1-2-3 eighth, Brazis came in for the ninth. A single and walk put runners on first and second and a sac bunt moved both into scoring position. Brazis intentionally walked the next batter to load the bases with one out, but didn't need to get the double play as the right-hander struck out both batters he faced looking to end the game.
The Eagles will host Dartmouth at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field on Wednesday, April 25 at 3 p.m.