Baseball Downs Rhode Island, 7-2
April 25, 2003
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore left fielder Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.) had his third career four-hit game and sophomore southpaw Mike Wlodarczyk (Medford, N.J.) recorded his first career win as the baseball team beat Rhode Island, 7-2, on Friday, April 25 at Shea Field.
Delaney went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the game. His two other four-hit games took place April 15, 2003 against Harvard and March 30, 2002 versus Pittsburgh. Delaney is hitting .500 (12-for-24) in his last six games and has three multi-hit games in a row.
Making his first career start, Wlodarczyk was impressive. He gave up two runs (one earned) in the first inning, but settled down after that, shutting out the Rams over the next six to earn the victory. In seven innings of work, he gave up just four hits and struck out five.
Rhode Island (17-22) got out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. A single by first baseman Dan Batz drove in one run while an Eagle throwing error led to the Rams' second run of the inning.
The Eagles (21-16) drew even in the bottom of the frame on an RBI triple to right off the bat of sophomore first baseman Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) and a Delaney RBI single up the middle.
The score remained tied until the bottom of the fifth, when senior Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.) ripped a single between third and short that plated Morgan, giving Boston College a 3-2 lead.
In the sixth, the Eagles scored four times to put the game away. They loaded the bases with no outs, sending Rams starter Mike Lefort to the showers. Lefort was relieved by Dave Lipson, whose second pitch was sent back up the box by junior second baseman Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.), driving in two runs.
The next batter, sophomore right fielder Mike Flynn (Trumbull, Conn.), roped an RBI single through the left side, and Delaney followed that with an RBI double to the left-centerfield gap, upping BC's advantage to 7-2.
Senior Matt Elfeldt (Delmar, N.Y.) took over for Wlodarczyk in the eighth and pitched two hitless innings of relief.
Flynn finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. DiScipio and senior shortstop Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.) had two hits apiece.
Boston College hosts Seton Hall in a noon doubleheader Saturday, April 26.