May 19, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team defeated Duke, 14-2, in the final game of the 2012 season. The Eagles finished the season with a 22-33 overall record, 10-20 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
BC's seven seniors were honored before the game for their contributions to the Boston College baseball program. They came through on the field, combining for seven RBIs and nine strikeouts.
Senior Anthony Melchionda tallied two hits and three RBIs on the day, bringing his career total to 205 hits, tied for sixth with Michael Martin '94 in BC record books and 117 RBIs, which ties for ninth with Steve Langone '00. Senior Andrew Lawrence tallied a triple and a home run, ending his career with an eight-game hit streak, tying the career-long streak he set earlier this season. Classmates Marc Perdios was 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a sac hit.
Senior right-hander Kyle Prohovich (2-3) got the win, going the first five innings, allowing just three hits, two runs - both unearned - three walks, and he struck out four. Classmate left-hander reliever Nate Bayuk pitched two innings and did not allow a hit, run or walk. He struck out three. Senior RHP Matt Brazis finished off the game, going the final two innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two.
RHP Robert Huber (4-6) shouldered the loss for the Blue Devils (21-34, 9-21 ACC), going five innings, allowing eight hits, seven runs, two walks and striking out two.
Sophomore Tom Bourdon tallied four hits on the afternoon, totaling 79 for the year, placing him tied for fourth on BC's single-season list with Tony Sanchez (2009).
The Blue Devils were the first to get on the board, scoring two in the first. With one out, Jeff Kremer singled and Will Piwnica-Worms walked to put two on. Kremer scored on a fielding error by centerfielder Bourdon and Piwnica-Worms came home on a wild pitch.
The Eagles got one back in the third as sophomore John Hennessy led off with a base hit up the middle and Perdios moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt. He scored on a two-out single to short left by Bourdon. Senior Spenser Payne tied the game at two in the fourth as Lawrence tripled to right and he brought him home on a sac fly to left.
The Eagles took the lead in the fifth after Prohovich retired five of the six batters he faced. They loaded the bases on a Perdios double, a walk and a Bourdon single. Melchionda cleared the bags with a double to give BC a three-run lead. Lawrence made it a 7-2 game with a bomb over the right-field wall, his third of the year.
BC added four in the sixth off four hits. Perdios smacked an RBI double to left, scoring junior Matt Paré, who had also doubled. With two on, Bourdon launched his team-leading 10th home run of the year, to make it 11-2.
Junior Rob Moir recorded his first home of the year, a three-run shot in the eighth, to give the Eagles the 14-2 win.