May 4, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Mike Sudol hit a pair of three-run homers to propel the Boston College baseball team past Northeastern, 12-6, Tuesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
Sudol doubled his home run total for the season to four and his six RBI was a career high. It was the second time in his career that he hit two homers with the other coming at Duke on April 26 of last year.
Sophomore Anthony Melchionda drove in a pair of runs and scored twice for the Eagles while junior Garret Smith hit a two-run double and walked two times. Sophomore Brad Zapenas went 2-for-4 with a double and a run.
Junior Dave Laufer picked up his second win of the season after pitching 2.0 shutout innings of relief.
The Eagles got on the board first and took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Freshman Matt Watson walked to leadoff and after a fielder's choice, Zapenas singled to put runners on the corners. With two outs, Smith hit the gap in left for a two-run double to give BC the early lead.
Northeastern responded with three runs of their own in the top of the third to take the lead. Pete Castoldi and Matt Miller hit consecutive singles with one out and then Logan Gillis reached out and dropped a double inside the right field line for an RBI. After the second out was recorded, Frank Compagnone pulled a 3-2 pitch down the third base line for another double and two runs to give the Huskies the lead.
BC put up four runs in the bottom half of the frame to regain the lead for good, 6-3. The Huskies' Chris Carmain walked the bases loaded with one out and Melchionda brought in a run with a sac fly to center to tie the game. Sudol then sent a 1-1 pitch over the wall in right for a three-run homer to give the Eagles a three-run lead.
The Eagles added another run in the fourth to build their lead to four when senior John Spatola snuck a single through the right side for a run.
Boston College scored five times in the sixth to extend the advantage to 12-3. Junior Matt Hamlet led off with a single up the middle and then a pair of errors put runners on first and third. Spatola stole second and then a wild pitch allowed Hamlet to score and put Spatola on third. Watson was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners and Melchionda drove in a run with a single on an 0-2 count. Sudol then drove his second home run of the day over the wall in right for the nine-run cushion.
Gillis cut into the lead in the seventh when he took a pitch out of the park in left to make it 12-6.
Gillis finished the day 2-for-5 for the Huskies (9-23) with a double, a homer, four RBI and two runs. Miller was 3-for-3 with two walks and a pair of runs while Compagnone went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Castoldi also went 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice.
Boston College (25-20) will now host Harvard on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.