Locke Perfect At Plate In Baseball's 6-3 Win Over Centenary
May 14, 2003
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore rightfielder Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) went 4-for-4 and sophomore southpaw Mike Wlodarczyk (Medford, N.J.) struck out nine batters over 5.1 innings as the baseball team beat Centenary, 6-3, on Wednesday, May 14 at Shea Field.
Locke, in just his fourth game back after sitting out 2-? weeks with a wrist injury, hit a home run -- his fourth of the year -- and cracked three doubles. He drove in two runs and scored three times. In the four games since returning to the lineup, Locke is hitting .500 (8-for-16).
In improving his record to 2-1, Wlodarczyk gave up two runs (both earned) on just four hits. Those two runs came on first baseman Blake Adkison's sixth-inning home run.
Locke scored the Eagles' first two runs of the game. He crossed the plate in the first on an RBI single by sophomore first baseman Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) and then again in the third on a Gents fielding error.
Boston College (31-20) went up 3-0 in the fourth on a mammoth solo shot to right off the bat of senior designated Vinny Scavone (Seffner, Fla.). That was his sixth long ball of the year, tying him with Morgan for the team lead.
Locke drove in the Eagles' next two runs on a solo bomb in the fifth and an RBI double in the sixth.
BC pushed across its sixth run on a double play in the eighth.
Senior Matt Elfeldt (Delmar, N.Y.) continued his impressive pitching of late, throwing 2.2 innings of no-hit relief. In the 11.0 innings he has pitched since being moved to the bullpen, Elfeldt has a 0.82 earned run average.
Morgan and Scavone had two hits apiece for the Eagles.
Boston College closes out the regular season with a three-game series at home against first-place West Virginia. The Eagles and Mountaineers will play a doubleheader Friday, May 16 beginning at noon, then face each other in a noon game the next day.