Baseball Hosts 19th-Ranked NC State
April 11, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team hosts No. 19 NC State for a three-game series at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field, looking for its first wins in conference play. The first game of the series is slated for Friday, April 12 at 2:30, followed by a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday and a noon game on Sunday.
The Eagles (6-2, 0-14 ACC) lost a hard-fought, three-game homestand against Clemson last weekend, but rebounded to beat Dartmouth, 9-5, in Hanover, N.H., on Tuesday. In the first round of the Beanpot, BC dropped an 11-6 decision to Massachusetts in Amherst. The Wolfpack (25-10, 8-7 ACC) is coming off a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech at home, winning the first game, 8-7, in 14 innings. The Pack also earned a 2-0 midweek victory over East Carolina in Raleigh.
NC State holds a 15-6 series advantage over BC since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2006. The Pack won the first nine games before the Eagles took two-of-three at home in 2009. The Eagles are 2-7 at Pellagrini Diamond versus NC State.
Last year, BC won the first of the three game series, upsetting the18th-ranked Wolfpack at Doak Field, 11-10. The Eagles came back three times and preserved a one-run lead in the ninth to take the win. Anthony Melchionda went 3-for-4 with two runs and Spenser Payne was 2-for-2 with two runs. Current senior OF Matt McGovern drove in three runs and sophomore INF Travis Ferrick tallied two RBIs. Matt Brazis recorded his first win of the season, pitching 0.2 innings and allowing two runs, two hits, one walk and he struck out one. Sophomore RHP John Gorman tallied his second save, getting the last out of the game. On Saturday, the two teams played two and the Pack took both games. In the first game of the day the Eagles fell, 9-0. Senior RHP Hunter Gordon shouldered the loss, pitching five innings and allowing seven hits four runs - one earned. He did not walk a batter and struck out one. In the rubber match, BC surrendered a season-high 19 hits and took the lead three times, but could not hold on late in the game, losing,16-9. Junior OF Tom Bourdon tallied three RBIs on one hit. Sophomore RHP Geoffrey Murphy took the loss, pitching three innings of relief. He gave up six hits, four runs, one walk and struck out two.
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