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Baseball Falls to Miami in Wounded Warrior Game

Veterans and members of the Wounded Warrior Project threw out the first pitch.

Veterans and members of the Wounded Warrior Project threw out the first pitch.

April 27, 2013

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost to Miami, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field to tie the series at one apiece. The Eagles (7-35, 1-21 ACC) were outhit by the Hurricanes (29-17, 11-12 ACC), 12-4, and neither team recorded an error in the contest.

Junior RHP Eric Stevens (0-10) shouldered the loss for BC, allowed 10 hits, five runs - all earned - two walks and two strikeouts over 5.1 innings. Sophomore left-hander Nick Poore gave up just two hits in three innings of reliever while striking out three. He retired the first eight batters he faced.

Miami starter LHP Bryan Radziewski (7-1) threw the complete-game shutout, striking out eight and walking two.

Freshman Gabriel Hernandez was 1-for-3 on the afternoon, extending his hit streak to a career-long five games. He was also stellar in the field at third base, assisting on seven plays and tallying two put outs.

The Canes jumped out to 3-0 lead in the second. Alex San Juan and Chris Barr tallied back-to-back singles and both moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt. Dale Carey drove them in with a double down the left-field line. Senior catcher Matt Paré caught him stealing third for the second out of the inning but Tyler Palmer singled, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Alex Hernandez walked and the two executed a double steal to bring home the third run of the inning.

Miami added a run in the fourth and one in the sixth. In the fourth, Brandon Lopez led off with a single, advanced to second on sac bunt and scored on a two-out double to right by Hernandez. In the sixth, with runners on the corners, Carey laid down a squeeze bunt to bring the fifth run of the game home. Poore entered the game and struck out the first batter he faced and forced a fly out to get out the Eagles out the inning.

Freshman righty reliever John Nicklas came into the game with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, but was able to hold the Canes at bay, forcing a fly out on a full-count pitch.

Before the start of the game, the Eagles honored the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as all U.S. service men and women in a ceremony. Four Wounded Warriors threw out the first pitch, members of the BC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee unfurled a large American flag and members of the BC ROTC presented the colors and sang the National Anthem. The Eagles wore specially-designed American flag uniforms, designed by Under Armour.

The two teams will face off in the rubber match on Sunday at noon.

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