BC BASEBALL: Canes Take Game One at Pellagrini Diamond
Stevens strikes out six over a 6.1-inning start
Box Score (PDF)
Score: Miami 3, Boston College 0
Records: Miami (21-21, 11-10 ACC) at Boston College (16-23, 6-16 ACC)
Location: Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Series: UM leads the series, 1-0
Sophomore Gian Martellini was one of three BC players to record a hit in the contest. He has recorded a hit in the last six games and at least one in 31 of the 38 games played this season. The catcher also caught a runner stealing.
Freshman Jacob Yish also logged a hit; he has at least one hit in nine of the 15 games played this season
Classmate Brian Dempsey was the third player to tab a hit against the Canes. He has recorded at least one in seven of the last eight contests for the Eagles.
Sophomore right-handed starter Jacob Stevens struck out six over 6.1 innings. He allowed just two runs on seven hits and four walks.
The Canes scored one run in three different innings while keeping the Eagles off the board thanks to the pitching for starter LHP Jeb Bargfeldt, who allowed just two hits over eight innings, striking out six.
Right-handed closer Frankie Bartow tallied his 10th save of the season, allowing a lead-off single in the ninth to Dempsey, who reached second on a throwing error, but got three quick outs to end the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hurricanes got on the board with a two-out solo home run by Hunter Tackett in the fourth.
Miami added a run in the fifth, again with two outs. Michael Burns drew a full-count walk and Ronny Gonzalez followed with a base hit. Carl Chester knocked one through the left side to plate Burns. Stevens picked off Gonzalez to end the inning.
The Eagles kept UM off the board in the seventh as the Hurricanes threatened. A lead-off walk, sac bunt and passed ball put a runner on third with one out. Burns tried to manufacture a run with a bunt down the first-base line, but junior first baseman Mitch Bigras made the quick play home to get the runner at the plate. Sophomore right-hand reliever John Witkowski got a pop up in foul ground to end the inning.
Miami made it a 3-0 game in the eighth. With one down, Witkowski surrendered a walk and James Davison came in to pinch runner and stole second. He moved to third on a chopper to first and scored on an RBI single by Tackett. The Eagles got out of the inning by getting Tackett trying to steal second.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Sophomore Jake Alu has reached base safely in the last nine straight contests.
Senior Johnny Adams recorded his 24th career sacrifice bunt, which is fourth all-time in BC record books.
The Eagles did not record an error for the 16th time this season, including the last six games.
The loss ends BC’s longest win streak of the season at five games.
The Eagles and Hurricanes return to the diamond for a 1:30 p.m. game on Saturday. It will be broadcast as the Saturday Game of the Week on WBNW 102.9 FM and 1120 AM. BC will honor current and former military in the Fifth Annual Wounded Warrior Project Game.