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BC Baseball: ‘Noles Even Series with Eagles

BC BASEBALL: ‘Noles Even Series with Eagles to Set Up Rubber Match
Bigras tallies lone BC RBI and makes first career appearance on the hill

GAME INFORMATION
Score: No. 2/3 Florida State 11, Boston College 1
Records: Boston College (6-7, 1-1 ACC) at Florida State (12-3, 1-1 ACC)
Location: Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.
Series: The series is tied, 1-1.

BC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Junior Mitch Bigras drove in the Eagles’ only run of the game in the second inning with one of the two BC base hits. He also made his first career appearance on the mound, throwing the Eagles’ only 123 inning and recording his first career strikeout.
  • Senior Michael Strem logged one of the Eagles’ two hits. He has reached base in the last 12 games.
  • Freshman Jack Cunningham pitched a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout.

KEY PLAYS

  • Florida State jumped out to an early, 4-1 lead and did not let up, scoring seven more as BC used five pitchers in the second game of the series.
  • FSU starter LHP Tyler Holton allowed just one unearned run, two hits and two walks while striking out eight.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Seminoles struck first, scoring two in the first off freshman right-handed starter Matt Gill. Taylor Walls drew a four-pitch walk to start the game and Dylan Busby reached on an error to put two on before Gill got a fly ball for the first out. Quincy Nieporte knocked a base hit through the left side to plate Walls. Gill picked off Busby at second for the second out but allowed a double and walk to load the bases. The righty walked Nick Derr on a full count to bring in the second run. Gill forced a fly ball to end the inning.
  • The Eagles got one back in the top of the second. They loaded the bases on two walks and a fielder’s choice with a dropped ball at second. Bigras plated BC’s run with a single through the right side. Holton recorded back-to-back strikeouts to leave the bases loaded.
  • FSU chased Gill from the game in the second, scoring two more runs to make it a 4-1 game. He walked the first two batters of the inning before giving up an RBI double to left center Busby. Centerfielder Strem’s throw was errant, allowing a second run in. Junior RHP Brian Rapp relieved Gill and got two ground balls and an infield pop fly to hold the Seminoles.
  • The Noles scored two off Rapp in the fourth. They put two on with one out on base hits before Tyler Daughtry knocked one to left to score the first run. Derr hit a sac fly for the second score before Rapp got a grounder to end the inning.
  • The Noles added five runs in the sixth to make it an 11-1 game. Rapp allowed a lead-off double before sophomore LHP Zach Stromberg came on in relief. He gave up a double to plate a run. After a walk to put two on, JC Flowers hit a home run over the left-field wall. Stromberg got the first out with a fly ball but Wall hit a solo shot to left to increase the FSU lead.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Freshmen Jacob Yish (right field) and Jake Goodreau (catcher) made their first appearances as defensive replacements in the seventh. Both were 0-for-1 in their first career at bats.
  • The BC pitching staff allowed 11 walks in the game, the most since allowing issuing 11 to Wake Forest on March 22, 2014.
  • The 11 runs allowed by the Eagles were the most since the 12-7 loss to Miami in the first game of the 2016 Super Regional on June 10. The 12 hits allowed were the most this season.

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