Wake Forest Shuts Out Baseball, 2-0
May 16, 2008
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Charlie Mellies and Terry Doyle were locked in a classic pitchers duel, but Boston College (25-27, 8-21 ACC) could not push across any runs as they fell to Wake Forest (24-28, 13-15 ACC), 2-0, on Friday afternoon at Commander Shea Field.
Mellies (4-5) tossed a complete game shutout to earn the victory. He scattered eight hits and recorded five strikeouts.
Doyle (3-8) was the tough-luck loser for the Eagles. In his final start at Commander Shea Field, the senior right-hander totaled eight strikeouts and allowed two earned runs on five hits. He now ranks second on the BC all-time strikeout list with 258 during his four-year career.
Senior Nick Asselin worked a scoreless ninth inning to make his team-high 23rd appearance of the season.
Wake Forest scored the first run of the game, which proved to be the game winner, in the top half of the first against Doyle. Ben Terry drew a walk to start the frame. After the Demon Deacons executed a hit-and-run with Willy Fox at the plate, Allan Dykstra lined a base hit up-the-middle to plate Terry. Doyle retired the next three batters to escape further damage.
Mike Murray laced a triple down the right-field line to plate Dykstra and extend the Deacon Demons, 2-0, in the top of the third.
BC stranded two runners on base in the second, fourth and eighth innings. The best opportunity against Mellies came in the eighth. Michael Belfiore and Tony Sanchez hit consecutive singles with one out in the frame. Mellies got Campbell to fly out to center field and Wiswall to pop up to the catcher, ending the threat.
The Eagles final game of the season is tomorrow at 11 a.m. against Wake Forest at Commander Shea Field.