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Baseball Loses To St. John's, 3-1

Ryan Morgan drove in Boston College's only run in its 3-1 loss to St. John's

Ryan Morgan drove in Boston College's only run in its 3-1 loss to St. John's

May 11, 2003

Box Score

JAMAICA, N.Y. - The baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to St. John's on Sunday, May 11 at the Ballpark at St. John's.

The Eagles fall to 29-20 overall and 11-10 in the BIG EAST, while the Red Storm improves to 27-25 overall and 11-12 in conference play.

The Red Storm got all of their runs in the bottom of the third. Brian Graiser's RBI single to left with one out gave St. John's a 1-0 lead. After a Brett Hardie base hit to center, Mike Rozema lined a ball off the glove of sophomore third baseman Tom Mackor (Salem, N.H.) and into left field, plating Graiser and Hardie to make it 3-0.

With one out in the sixth, the Eagles loaded the bases on consecutive singles by junior catcher Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.), sophomore left fielder Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) and sophomore designated hitter Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.). Sophomore first baseman Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) then blooped a base hit to center, scoring Greer, but Graiser gunned down Locke at the plate.

The next batter, senior center fielder Matt Lederhos (Westwood, Mass.), struck out, and Boston College came away with just one run.

Boston College left nine men on base in the game.

Greer, Locke and Delaney had two hits apiece. Junior Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the BIG EAST this season.

Junior Matt O'Donnell (Marlboro, Mass.) turned in a strong effort on the mound. He went 6.1 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits while striking out three and walking two. With the loss, his record falls to 4-4.

Looking ahead, Boston College hosts Centenary on Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14, playing a single game each day starting at 3:30 p.m. In the final weekend of BIG EAST play, the Eagles host West Virginia, which is in first place in the conference standings, in a three-game series.

With the Mountaineers, Notre Dame and Rutgers having punched their ticket to the conference tournament, three teams are vying for the fourth and final spot. Virginia Tech sits in fourth with a 14-9 record, followed by BC and Pittsburgh (12-11). The two possible scenarios in which Boston College can make the tournament are:

1. BC wins two out of three games against West Virginia, Virginia Tech gets swept by Notre Dame and Pittsburgh wins no more than two out of three games versus Connecticut, or

2. BC sweeps West Virginia and Virginia Tech wins no more than one game against Notre Dame.

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