Baseball Falls to Dartmouth, 9-6
April 25, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost a 9-6 contest to Dartmouth on Wednesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. The Big Green (19-15) took an early lead, scoring five in the fifth, and the Eagles (16-26) could not mount a large enough comeback to rally.
Sophomore Nate LaPointe had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs and two RBIs. Senior Marc Perdios tallied a double to extend a career-long hit streak to 10 games, the third-longest for the Maroon and Gold this season. He also recorded two RBIs.
Junior right-hander Jay Jeannotte (0-1) shouldered the loss in his first career start, but tallied a career-high three strikeouts in three innings of work. He allowed three hits, two runs and three walks. Freshman righty Geoffrey Murphy did not allow a run or walk in 2.1 innings of relief work. He struck out two.
RHP Chris England (2-0) recorded the win for Dartmouth, going five innings, allowing 10 hits, four runs, one walk and one strikeout. Mike Dodakian tallied his fourth save, going four innings, allowing two hits, two runs and he struck out one.
Dartmouth took an early two-run lead in the first. Joe Sclafani led off the game with a single to center and Matt Parisi brought him home on a first-pitch triple to center. Parisi crossed the plate on a groundout to first.
The Eagles got one back in the third to cut the lead to 2-1. LaPointe led off with single up the middle and sophomore John Hennessy tallied a bunt single to put two on. A groundout moved LaPointe to third and sophomore Tom Bourdon drove him in on a double to center.
The Big Green went up, 7-1, in the fifth, scoring five runs on seven hits. Chris O'Dowd singled, stole second and advanced to third on the same play as catcher LaPointe's throw ended up in center. Dustin Selzer plated him on a single. After an infield single and a sac bunt to move both runners into scoring position, David Turnbull knocked a two-run double to right two score two more. Two singles plated two more for Dartmouth to give the Big Green a six-run lead.
BC got three back in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4. Freshman Tyler Hinchliffe started the inning with a base hit and LaPointe followed with a double down the left-field line. With one down, Perdios doubled to right to score both runners and he came home on a double off the wall in center by senior Spenser Payne.
Jeff Keller tallied a two-run shot in the eighth to give Dartmouth a 9-4 lead.
BC tried to rally in the ninth as LaPointe hit his second home run of the season over the left-field wall with Hinchliffe on second after a two-out double to bring the Eagles within three. Hennessy was hit by a pitch to put another run on, but Perdios ended the game on a long fly ball to right.
The Eagles will host Wake Forest for a three-game series starting on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.