Baseball Drops Home Finale
May 18, 2005
Boston College pitchers surrendered 13 hits to Marist on Wednesday afternoon, as the Eagles dropped their home finale, 8-4, to the Red Foxes.
After a 90-minute rain delay, the Eagles (34-17) got on the board in the bottom of the first, scoring two runs on a pair of hits. After first baseman Dave Preziosi reached on an error by Marist third baseman Pat Feeney, sophomore Jared McGuire singled up the middle to put runners on first and second with one out. Senior Jason Delaney doubled to the right-center field gap to score Preziosi and move McGuire to third. Catcher Shawn McGill then grounded to the right side, knocking in McGuire and giving the Eagles the lead, 2-0.
Marist answered in the top of the second, scoring five runs on five hits off BC righthander Terry Doyle (6-2). With runners on second and third, Joe Sargent reached on a throwing error by BC shortstop Marco Albano, and Bryan Towler scored the Red Foxes' first run. Kenny Anderson then drove a run-scoring single to left and later scored on Andy Kiriakedes sacrifice fly to deep center field. Travis Musolf and Keith Brachold also had RBI singles during the rally.
Marist scored an additional two runs in the top of the fourth, as Feeney greeted new pitcher Nick Asselin with a home run off the right field scoreboard. Kevin Buck drove an RBI single to right to give Marist a 7-2 edge.
The Red Foxes added another run in the eighth.
BC scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of the eighth to cut Marist's lead to 8-4. Designated hitter Ryne Reynoso led off with a double to right and advanced to third on Ryan Hutchinson's single to shortstop. Preziosi hit a single through the left side to knock in Reynoso and senior Drew Locke grounded out to third, putting runners on second and third. McGuire drove a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Hutchinson.
Hutchinson was 3-for-4 and added two stolen bases for the Eagles.
BC will finish its regular season when it heads to UConn for a three-game set with the Huskies this weekend.