Baseball Beats Centenary, 4-3, On Ninth-Inning Miscue
May 13, 2003
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Pinch-runner Marco Albano (Arlington, Mass.) scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a fielding error as the baseball team beat Centenary, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 13 at Shea Field.
The win brings Boston College's record to 30-20, making this the third time in the last four seasons the Eagles have won 30 or more games. It also is head coach Pete Hughes' 150th win at the Heights.
With the score tied 3-3, senior designated hitter Vinny Scavone (Seffner, Fla.) led off the bottom of the ninth with a sharp single to right. He was replaced by Albano, who was sacrificed to second by sophomore third baseman Tom Mackor (Salem, N.H.).
After a hit by pitch and a strikeout put runners on first and second with two outs, sophomore right fielder Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) hit a ground ball that went through the shortstop's legs, allowing Albano to cross the plate with the winning run.
The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on senior shortstop Ryan Leahy's second home run of the year. They widened the advantage to 3-0 in the fourth on Mackor's RBI groundout.
Bobby Gilliam's RBI infield single in the fifth cut the deficit to 3-1. The Gents (23-31) tied it up the next inning, scoring one run on Alex Valdivia's RBI single to left-center and another on an Eagle throwing error.
Junior Mike Gauthier (Salem, Mass.) earned the win, upping his record to 2-3. He pitched three innings of two-hit ball in relief of sophomore starter Jake Marsello (Lynn, Mass.). Marsello went six, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits.
Locke, Leahy and Scavone each had two hits. Leahy scored two of BC's four runs.
With an 0-for-4 day at the plate, junior second baseman Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y.) saw his 24-game hitting streak come to an end.
The two teams are back it tomorrow, Wednesday, May 14, in a 3 p.m. game.