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BC BASEBALL: Eagles drop Final Game to FSU

BC BASEBALL Drops Final Game to No. 2/3 FSU in Tallahassee
Palomaki led the way for the Eagles with a 2-for-4 day at the plate

 

GAME INFORMATIONston
Score: No. 2/3 Florida State, Boston College
Records: Boston College (6-8, 1-2 ACC) at Florida State (13-3, 2-1 ACC)
Location: Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.
Series: FSU wins the series, 2-1.

BC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Junior Jake Palomaki led the way for the Eagles at the plate with a 2-for-4 day, recording his third double of the season.
  • Senior Michael Strem was 1-for-4 on the day, and he has reached base in the last 13 games, a team season high. He also has a hit in the last five games.
  • Sophomore RHP Jack Nelson pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit with one strikeout.

KEY PLAYS

  • Trailing only 1-0, sophomore left-handed starter Dan Metzdorf gave up six runs in the fourth on two walks, two hit batsmen, three hits and a sacrifice fly.
  • The Seminoles were able to add on six more runs off three other BC pitchers to collect the series win.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • FSU scored an unearned run in the first to jump out to an early lead. Taylor Walls started with a base hit to center and moved to second on a grounder to third by Dylan Busby. Busby was safe at first on a miscue by freshman third baseman Brian Dempsey. After two quick outs, Metzdorf attempted to pick off Walls at second, but his throw ended up in center, allowing both runners to move up 90 feet.  A walk and hit by pitch brought in the first run of the game before the lefty ended the inning with a strikeout looking.
  • The Seminoles opened up the game in the fourth, scoring six, after Metzdorf had retired seven in a row. The Noles plated the first run of the inning on two walks and two hit batters. With the bases loaded, Walls scored two on a single to left. An infield hit reloaded the bases and Rhett Aplin hit a sac fly to left to score the runner from third. Cal Raleigh cleared the bases with a double to left center. Junior RHP Bobby Skogsbergh replaced Metzdorf and, after walking the first batter he faced to reload the bases, got a grounder to short to get out of the inning.
  • Florida State added two in the fifth. With runners on the corners after two infield hits and a stolen base, Matt Henderson laid down a sac bunt to score the runner from third. Walls singled to center to plate the second run before Skogsbergh forced a 643 double play to get out of the inning.
  • Senior RHP Luke Fernandes got two quick outs in the sixth but the Noles were able to get two off him. A walk and base hit put two on and JC Flowers cleared the bases with a triple to left center. Fernandes loaded the bases on a hit by pitch and a walk but left them loaded with a strikeout swinging.
  • FSU added two more off sophomore RHP Sean Hughes in the seventh to make it a 13-0 game. He loaded the bases on two walks and a hit by pitch and pinch hitter Ryan Mejia plated two with a single to center. Hughes hit the next batter he faced to reload the bases. Nelson entered the game and left the bases loaded with a swinging strikeout.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Freshman Jack Cunningham recorded his first career hit – an infield single – in the ninth inning in his only at bat. He was a defensive replacement at third in the eighth.
  • BC falls to 5-31 in the all-time series with the Seminoles, 3-15 in Tallahassee.
  • BC pitchers hit six Seminole batters in the game, a season high.
  • The 13 runs allowed were the most by the Eagles since an 18-6 loss to Bryant on April 27, 2016 and the most to an ACC opponent since a 15-6 loss to Clemson on April 10, 2015.
  • The game marked the first shutout for the Eagles since the 6-0 loss to Georgia Tech in the 2016 ACC Championships on May 24.

UP NEXT
The Eagles return to Massachusetts after their 10-day, spring break road trip to face Holy Cross on Tuesday, March 14 at 5:05 p.m. in Worcester, Mass.

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