Baseball Drops Game to Binghamton
May 10, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball fell, 9-3, to Binghamton on Saturday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. The Eagles (20-30) took an early 2-0 lead, but the Bearcats (20-21) pulled ahead in the sixth and then extended the lead with two home runs in the seventh.
Right-handed starter John Gorman pitched five scoreless innings without giving up a walk, struck out six and surrendered four hits. Sophomore left-hander Jesse Adams (0-1) shouldered the loss after pitching the sixth and allowing three hits, three runs, one walk and one strikeout.
Sophomore Chris Shaw extended his hit streak to a career-long 16 games, which is third in BC history (dating back to 2005) with a double on a 1-for-3 day. Freshman Johnny Adams tallied a single to extend his hit streak to a career-long seven games. Senior Tom Bourdon launched his second home run of the season to put the Eagles up early and tied a season-long, seven-game hit streak.
Binghamton starter RHP Jack Rogalla (5-6) went six innings, allowed five hits, two runs, one walk and struck out four. Righty Greg Ostner tallied his fourth save with a three-inning performance, allowing five hits, one run and one K.
Gorman struck out the side in the second and retired the first seven he faced before allowing a hit in the third. He allowed two hits in the inning, but forced a popup to keep the Bearcats off the scoreboard.
The Eagles got on the board in the fourth on a two-out blast by Bourdon. Sophomore Joe Cronin knocked a one-out single to right and with two down, Bourdon launched one over the right-field fence to put BC up, 2-0.
The Bearcats took the lead in the sixth with Adams on the hill. Bill Bereszniewcz started the inning with a walk and Daniel Nevares followed with single through the left side. After getting a fly out, Shaun McGraw doubled to left to score one. Adams walked Reed Gamache to load the bases before striking out the second out. John Howell knocked one to shallow center to score two to take a 3-2 lead, but the Eagles were able to get out of the inning by throwing Gamache out trying to take third.
Binghamton went up, 8-2, in the seventh on two home runs. With redshirt freshman right-hander Luke Fernandes on the mound, Eddie Posavec led off with double and with one out, Bereszniewicz walked and Nevares hit one over the wall in left to clear the bases. After a double by Jake Thomas, redshirt sophomore lefty Tyler Hinchliffe relieved Fernandes but gave up a home run to McGraw before forcing a fly out and a groundout to get out of the inning.
The Bearcats added a run in the ninth with junior RHP Eric Stone on the mound. He allowed two singles and with one out, the runners moved into scoring position with stolen bases. A passed ball scored BU's ninth run of the game before Stone walked a batter and then got a 63 double play to end the inning.
Senior John Hennessy led off the ninth with a single and came around to score the Eagles' third run. Freshman Nick Sciortino tallied a one-out hit and Hennessy moved to third when sophomore Gabriel Hernandez chopped one back to the mound. Ostner got Sciortino at second but Hernandez beat the throw to first to extend the inning. Junior Blake Butera drove in Hennessy with a single to left before a long fly ball off Cronin's bat ended the game.
The two teams return on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game at Pellagrini Diamond. Before the start of the game, the Eagles will honor their five seniors: Bourdon, Steve Green, Hennessy, Nate LaPointe and Eric Stevens.