BC BASEBALL Falls, 1-0, in Pitchers’ Duel with Sixth-Ranked ClemsonLHP Dan Metzdorf throws six scoreless
Score: No. 6 Clemson 1, Boston College 0
Records: Clemson (19-4, 7-1 ACC) at Boston College (7-13, 1-7 ACC)
Location: Bill Beck Field in Kingston, R.I.
Series: Clemson clinches the series, 2-0
- Sophomore LHP Dan Metzdorf threw six scoreless in his start, allowing just two hits. He walked four, struck out three and retired the first seven batters he faced in the no decision.
- Sophomore Gian Martellini extended his hit streak to a career-long, six games with a single in the seventh and has reached base in the last nine games.
- Senior Johnny Adams and freshman Jack Cunningham were the only other BC batters to logs hits off Clemson starter RHP Alex Eubanks.
- Clemson plated the only run of the game in the seventh off sophomore right-hand reliever John Witkowski, scoring without logging a hit in the inning.
- Eubanks threw a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out 10 BC batters and he did not allow a walk to help the Tigers to the series-clinching win.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Locked in a pitchers’ duel, Clemson scored the only run of the game in the seventh to break the scoreless tie. Witkowski walked the first two batters he faced and a sac bunt moved them into scoring position. Pinch hitter Robert Jolly knocked a hard-hit grounder to third and the throw home was not in time, allowing a run in. Catcher Martellini had enough time to throw to first for the second out and Witkowski forced a grounder to short to end the inning.
- BC threatened in the second as Cunningham hit a one-out single down the left-field line, moved to second on a grounder back to the mound and to third on a wild pitch. Eubanks struck out Adams to keep the Eagles off the board.
- Metzdorf got out of a jam in the sixth to keep the game knotted at zero. He walked the lead-off hitter in Jordan Greene, who stole second and moved to third on a groundout. Metzdorf got the second out swinging and ended the inning with a grounder, stranding the CU runner at third.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Clemson has won the last six straight meetings between the two schools and improves to 27-8 in the all-time series.
- The game marked the third time this season the BC pitching staff allowed just one run and the first time in a loss. The two hits allowed tied a season low. The Eagles allowed just two hits to Northern Illinois in a 9-1 victory on Feb. 24.
- It was just the third time in 2017 the Eagles did not score a run in the game.
- For the third time this season, the Eagles outhit an opponent but did not win the game. They are 5-3 in those contests.
- The last opposing pitcher to throw a complete game was Virginia’s Connor Jones on April 8, 2016. BC fell, 3-0, to the 16th-ranked Cavaliers before winning the next two games.
- The Eagles did not record an error for the eighth time in 2017.
- Junior Mitch Bigras‘ 11-game, on-base streak came to an end in today’s loss.
The Eagles and Tigers wrap up the series with an 11:30 a.m. contest on Sunday back at Bill Beck Field.
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