Chin Leads Baseball Past No. 25 Clemson With Two-Hitter
May 16, 2014
Clemson, S.C. - Redshirt sophomore left-hander Andrew Chin (5-2) threw a complete-game, two-hitter to lead the Boston College baseball team to a 3-1 victory over 25th-ranked Clemson on Friday evening at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Eagles (22-32, 10-19 ACC) evened the series and will play the Tigers (33-22, 14-14 ACC) in the rubber match on Saturday at noon.
Chin gave up his first hit with two down in the fourth and allowed the second in the fifth. He walked just two batters and allowed one unearned run. He tallied his first strikeout out in the fifth and went on to record six in the game. The southpaw retired 10 straight Clemson batters between the fifth and eighth and 14 of the final 16 he faced. Only five Tigers saw the base path in the game.
It was the first time an Eagle threw a two-hitter since Mike Wlodarczyk completed the feat in a 7-2, seven-inning win over West Virginia on March 24, 2005. It was also the Eagles' first complete game since Michael Dennhardt pitched a 4-0 shutout against Maryland on April 10, 2010.
BC handed RHP Daniel Gossett (7-1) his first loss of the season. He threw seven innings, allowed five hits, three runs - all earned - two walks and struck out six.
Sophomore Stephen Satuer was 2-for-2 at the plate with two walks, reaching base in every at bat. He extended his hit streak to a career-long four games. Classmate Chris Shaw tallied an RBI single in a 1-for-4 performance. He has reached base safely in the last 20 games. Sophomore Joe Cronin was 2-for-4 with a two-run double.
Freshman Johnny Adams' career-long, 10-game hit streak came to an end as he reached twice on errors but could not come up with a hit. His streak was the fourth longest on the year for the Eagles.
The BC win was the first against the Tigers in the last 12 meetings. It was also the first under head coach Mike Gambino.
The Eagles scored three in the third to take an early lead, which was all they would need in the victory. Sauter tallied the first hit of the game with a single through the right side and with one down, junior Blake Butera doubled to left to put runners on second and third. Cronin came through with a double to left center to clear the bases. Shaw drove in Cronin with a base hit to right before two straight Ks ended the inning.
The Tigers got one back in the bottom of the inning before Chin shut them down for the rest of the night. Shane Kennedy hit a deep fly to center and senior Tom Bourdon ran it down, but the ball popped out of his glove, resulting in a three-base error. Chris Okey scored the first CU run with a sac fly to make it a 3-1 game. Bourdon made up for his error by taking a hit away from Weston Wilson, laying out and catching a ball in right center for the second out. Chin finished off the Tigers by forcing a groundout to second.
The Eagles stranded seven men on base and outhit the Tigers, 7-2.
The two teams close out the series with a noon start on Saturday. The game will again be broadcast on ESPN3.