May 1, 2012
Brookline, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team defeated Northeastern, 12-6, at Friedman Diamond on a rainy Tuesday afternoon to take third place in the 2012 Beanpot. The Eagles (20-26) tallied their 20th win and fourth in a row with the victory. They have won the last five out of six and six out of nine.
The Eagles and Huskies (17-22) played the consolation game of the Beanpot after the teams dropped games to Harvard and Massachusetts, respectively, in April at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. UMass went on to defeat Harvard, 8-7, in the championships.
BC was the home team in the contest as the game was scheduled to be played at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond, but was moved to Friedman Diamond due to the inclement weather. NU plays on turf.
Senior Marc Perdios tallied a career-high five RBIs with a grand slam and an RBI single. He also recorded a third hit, two runs and one walk. Junior Rob Moir was also 3-for-4 with two RBIs as all three of his hits were doubles.
Sophomore left-hander Steve Green (1-4) recorded his first win of the season, pitching five innings, allowing five hits, three runs - two earned - one walk and four strikeouts. Four relief pitchers - senior Matt Brazis, junior Jay Jeannotte and freshmen Nick Poore and Tyler Hinchliffe - finished the job for BC, going one inning each, allowing three runs on four hits and tallying three strikeouts.
Northeastern's Sam Bard (1-3) registered the loss for the Huskies, pitching 4.1 innings, allowing four hits, six runs, three walks and striking out four.
The Huskies tallied one run in the top of the first as Matt Miller singled and came around to score around on Rob Fonseca's deep double to center with two outs. It took a 3-0 lead with a two-out, two-run shot over the left-field wall by Miller in the third.
The Eagles took a 6-3 lead in the fifth as Perdios tallied his first home run of the season on a grand slam. Senior Andrew Lawrence
led off with a four-pitch walk, sophomore Nate LaPointe
was hit with a pitch and Hinchliffe hit a hard single through the right side to load the bases. Perdios smashed one clear over the left-field wall to give the Eagles the 4-3 lead. Michael Hanlon relieved Bard and sophomore Tom Bourdon
added a run to the lead with a single through the left side, scoring freshman Blake Butera
, who walked on four pitches and stole second. Moir finished off the scoring with a double to right, scoring Bourdon.
The Huskies cut the lead to one with a two-run homer by Jon Leroux off junior reliever Jay Jeannotte in the sixth, but the Eagles came back in the bottom of the inning to score three runs off three hits. Senior Spenser Payne led off the inning with his fourth homer of the season. LaPointe singled and Hinchliffe walked to put two on and Perdios tallied his fifth RBI of the game with a single through the left side to score LaPointe. Hinchliffe scored on a double-play groundout, giving the Eagles a 9-6 lead.
NU got one back in the seventh as Aaron Barbosa walked, stole second and was driven in by Miller, who doubled to center.
Bourdon and Moir added to the Eagles' lead in the eighth as Bourdon doubled with the bases loaded to bring home two and Moir hit a sac fly to make it 12-6.
The Eagles travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play a three-game series with No. 10 North Carolina, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Both Friday and Sunday's noontime game will be available on ESPN 3.