Baseball Wins Seventh Consecutive Game
May 4, 2005
Boston College scored runs in four of the first five innings on its way to defeating Dartmouth, 5-4, in an exciting game at Shea Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles have won their last seven games.
After Damon Wright hit a home run off BC starting pitcher Nick Asselin in the top of the first to give the Big Green (13-21) a 1-0 lead, the Eagles answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
Second baseman Ryan Hutchinson led off with a walk and advanced to second on Drew Locke's single to left. After sophomore Jared McGuire walked to load the bases, senior Jason Delaney bounced into a double play, scoring Hutchinson to tie the game, 1-1.
The Eagles (33-14) scored two more runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-1 lead. Senior Marco Albano led off with a double to left and with one out, advanced to third on sophomore Ryne Reynoso's single to center. Albano scored on a well-executed squeeze bunt by first baseman Dave Preziosi and Reynoso advanced to second. Hutchinson singled to shortstop and Reynoso scored on a throwing error by Dartmouth's Erik Bell.
BC made the score 4-1 in the fourth on an RBI single by Preziosi. The Big Green touched up Asselin for three runs on four hits in the top of the fifth to tie the game, 4-4.
The Eagles made two quick outs in the bottom of the inning, but Delaney and catcher Shawn McGill hit consecutive singles up the middle to start a two-out rally. Albano singled to right to knock in Delaney and what proved to be the game-winning run.
Asselin (3-3) was pulled after the fifth inning in favor of junior Nate Jeanes, who didn't surrender a hit in two innings of work. Freshman Terry Doyle struck out three batters over the final two innings to record the first save of his career. Doyle has allowed just one earned run over his last 16 innings pitched.
BC's 33rd win of the season eclipses last year's mark of 32 victories. The Eagles are three wins shy of surpassing the school's all-time record of 35 victories, set in 2000.