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Mike Hubbard was 3-for-4 in game one vs. the Cowboys

Mike Hubbard was 3-for-4 in game one vs. the Cowboys

Feb. 9, 2001

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - - The Eagles (0-2) fell 7-3 to no. 19 Oklahoma State this afternoon and 7-2 to host Florida Atlantic in their second game on Friday, February 9.

Captain Mike Hubbard (Braintree, Mass.) paced all BC batters, going 3-for-7 with a pair of runs scored and one RBI. Classmate Chris Rosado (Stamford, Conn.) drove in two runs on two hits, and third baseman Brian Durkin (Lowell, Mass.) also contributed two hits on the day.

In the first inning, Florida Atlantic jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a three-run home run by Gabe Somarriba off sophomore pitcher Matt Elfeldt (Delmar, N.Y.). The Blue Wave added one more run in the bottom of the second before Joe Kealty (Framingham, Mass.) put the Eagles on the board with an RBI bunt-single in the third to make it 4-1. FAU tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth and one in the seventh until the Eagles got one back when Rosado's groundout scored Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.) in the eighth.

Elfeldt (0-1) recorded the loss, allowing seven hits for six runs in 5.0 innings of work. FAU posted three more hits off BC reliever Eric Olson (Reading, Mass.), who entered in the sixth, to total 10 hits.

Despite outhitting Oklahoma State 10-6 in game one, the Eagles dropped the 7-3 decision by surrendering six runs in the sixth. Ryan Budde led off the inning with a solo shot. Then Rob Watson added a two-run single followed by Nebassett Brown's three-run home run to give the Cowboys the 7-3 lead.

Hubbard went 3-for-4 in that game with an RBI single in the fifth. Rosado encored Hubbard with an RBI single of his own, extending the Eagles lead to 3-1 after 4.5 innings. Brian Macchi (Milford, Mass.) got the Eagles on the scoreboard first when he stole home in the top of the third.

Mark Sullivan (Winchester, Mass.) registered the loss, relieving southpaw Chris Gannon (Arlington, Mass.), who allowed only two hits and no earned runs in 5.0 innings.

The Eagles meet Oklahoma State Saturday at 2 p.m. and then wait until Sunday at 12 noon to play Florida Atlantic.

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