Baseball Unable To Complete Three-Game Sweep Of Seton Hall
April 30, 2003
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Down 3-0 in the seventh, the baseball team staged a late rally, but it came up short, falling to Seton Hall, 4-2, on Monday, April 28 at Shea Field.
The loss snaps the Eagles' five-game winning streak and, after winning both ends of a doubleheader yesterday, prevents them from sweeping their first BIG EAST series this season.
The Pirates (16-21, 8-11 BE) led 3-0 after 6-1/2 innings, with all of their runs to that point coming on long balls. First baseman Tim Pahuta laced a solo shot to right in the first and left fielder Casey Grimm hit a two-run shot to left in the seventh.
Tim Sabo held Boston College in check for 6.1 innings, before giving way to Jake Haggerty with two on and one out in the seventh. After a strikeout, junior second baseman Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) finally put the Eagles on the board, roping a single to left that plated freshman catcher Shawn McGill (South Kingstown, R.I.) and made it a 3-1 game.
The next inning, the Eagles (23-17, 7-8 BE) scored a run on a double play, cutting the Pirates' lead to 3-2.
Seton Hall added an insurance run in the ninth on Pahuta's RBI double. Noonan retired the Eagles 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn his eighth save of the year.
DiScipio went 3-for-4 in extending his hitting streak to a team-best 17 games. It also brings his string of multi-hit games to five, a span in which he is hitting .550 (11-for-20).
Junior righty Matt O'Donnell (Marlboro, Mass.) looked sharp in his first career BIG EAST start, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 8.1 innings. He walked none and struck out five as his record falls to 3-3.
Sabo stifled the Eagle hitters, yielding just four hits and striking out eight to up his record to 3-2.
Boston College tries to get back on track Tuesday, April 29, when it hosts Dartmouth at 3:30 p.m.