Baseball Downs Quinnipiac, 13-2
May 1, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Eagles took on non-conference foe Quinnipiac this afternoon and kept their winning ways going, defeating the Bobcats 13-2 at Shea Field. BC has won eight of its last 10 games and improves their overall record to 19-23-1. Quinnipiac falls to 18-13-1 with the loss.
The Eagles would score in droves as their bats pounded out 13 runs on 18 hits. The scoring began in the bottom of the second as BC crossed the plate three times on three hits giving them an early 3-0 lead.
Eagles starter Ted Ratliff continued to pitch well as he struck out five of the first six batters and held the Bobcats hitless through the first three innings. With one out in the bottom of the fourth and a 4-0 lead, Johnny Ayers singled up the middle and, running hard, stretched his hit into a double.
After an Eric Campbell sacrifice fly, Mike Augustine would draw a walk, putting runners on the corners. Joe Ayers then proceeded to double in the gap in left center, scoring both Ayers and Augustine and continuing what proved to be a big inning for the Eagles. BC scored three more times on three more hits extending their lead to a comfortable 9-0.
The duo of Johnny and Joe Ayers combined to go six for eight with four RBI and four runs scored as both continued to hit the ball well. Sophomore Eric Campbell also collected a pair of hits and RBI as well as some fine defensive plays at third base, and senior captain Pete Frates collected his team leading fourth home run, a line drive to right center, to propel BC to victory.
Ted Ratliff pitched eight strong innings, allowing only four hits and no earned runs and striking out 10.
The Eagles are quickly back in action as they take on non-conference foe Dartmouth, tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on Shea Field.