May 18, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team lost to Duke, 4-1, at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field on Friday afternoon. The Eagles' (21-33, 9-20 ACC) lone run came on a lead-off solo shot by junior Matt Paré.
Paré went 2-for-4 on the day, while senior Andrew Lawrence extended his current hit streak to seven games, notching a single in the fourth. Freshman Tyler Hinchliffe tallied a single and walked to reach base safely in the last 11 games and tie a career-high, five-game hit streak.
Sophomore right-hander Eric Stevens (5-3) shouldered the loss for BC, pitching 3.2 innings, allowing five hits, four run and three walks. Freshman RHP Geoffrey Murphy tossed 5.1 scoreless innings of relief, allowed only three hits, no walks and he struck out two.
Trent Swart (4-8) went the distance, throwing 138 pitches in the win for the Blue Devils (21-33, 9-20 ACC). He allowed six hits, one run, one walk and struck out 10.
Duke scored its four runs in the first part of the game, tallying one in the second and three in the third. After Stevens recorded a 1-2-3, Andrew Istler scored in the second, hitting a slow roller to third for an infield single and advancing to third on a sacrifice and a wild pitch. He scored on Mark Lumpa's single to right.
In the third, the Blue Devils loaded the bases on a double, walk and a single. Will Piwnica-Worms e inning odoubled to right center to score two. Istler plated the third run of the inning with a sac fly to right.
Paré launched his fourth homer of the season to right center to lead off the bottom of third, making it a 4-1 game.
Saturday's 1 p.m. game between the two teams will include a pregame ceremony honoring the seven seniors playing in their last BC game.