Baseball Defeats Wake Forest, 1-0
April 27, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team tallied a 1-0 victory over Wake Forest at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon behind the pitching arm of junior right-hander Hunter Gordon (2-5). The win was the second shutout of the season for the Eagles (17-26, 7-15 ACC).
Gordon allowed a career-low two hits in 7.0 innings of shutout baseball, marking the third combined shutout of his career. He struck out five and walked five on his way to his second win of the season.
Senior righty Matt Brazis tallied his fifth save of the season, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth with one strikeout. He has 15 career saves, which is the most since former closer Mike Belfiore tallied 18 in his career (2007-09). Classmate RHP Kyle Prohovich did not allow a hit in the eighth, walked one and struck out one to set up Brazis.
Left-hander Tim Cooney (5-4) shouldered the loss for the Demon Deacons (28-17, 9-13 ACC). He pitched a complete game, allowed four hits, one run, three walks and struck out eight.
The only run of the game came in the first inning when junior Rob Moir drove a double to left center to score junior Matt McGovern, who singled through the right side and moved to second on sacrifice bunt by sophomore Blake Butera.
Gordon kept the Demon Deacons out of the hit column until the fourth inning when Mac Williamson led off with an infield single. Mark Rhine tallied a one-out double just fair inside the right-field line in the fifth.
Senior Marc Perdios ended his 10-game hit streak, which is the third-longest of the season for the Eagles, behind Butera's 13-game streak and Moir's 11-gamer.
The Eagles host the Demon Deacons on Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. BC will honor former player and current director of baseball operations Pete Frates in an ALS Awareness game as Frates was recently diagnosed with the disease. A presentation will precede the game and fans will be able to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease and make donations to the cause.