Justin Dunn

Boston College Bounces Back to Defeat Siena

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Eagles take down Saints, 7-5, at home

BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team picked up a 7-5 win over Siena at the Harrington Athletics Village on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles snapped a three-game slide to improve to 11-9 overall, while the Saints dropped to 4-12.

Boston College trailed early but took its first lead in the second inning. The two sides traded single runs in the fourth and fifth inning and then traded two runs apiece in the seventh.

After Siena tied the game with two in the top of the seventh, junior shortstop Brian Dempsey (Potomac, Md.) led off the bottom half with a base hit up the middle. He scored from third on a groundball to the right side of the bat of freshman second baseman Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) with the eventual game-winning run.

The Eagles totaled 14 hits in the game as six players recorded a multi-hit game. Senior designated hitter Gian Martellini (Johnston, R.I.) led the way at 3-for-4 with two runs driven in. Junior center fielder Dante Baldelli (Cumberland, R.I.)was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.

Senior right-handed pitcher Jack Nelson (Sparta, N.J.) got the win in two innings of relief. Nelson (1-0) surrendered a two-run lead in his second inning of work, but was effective with a perfect sixth and limited the damage in a four-hit inning in the seventh. Redshirt-sophomore RHP Michael Marzonie (Greenwich, Conn.) made his first career start and pitched two-plus innings with one run scored against three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Freshman RHP Travis Lane (Georgetown, Mass.)worked two scoreless innings for his first career save.

DETAILS
Score: Boston College 7, Siena 5
Records: Boston College (11-9), Siena (4-12)
Location: Harrington Athletics Village (Brighton, Mass.)
Attendance: 164

BC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wither runners on the corners in the second and BC down a run, Peter Burns laced a single the other way to tie the game, 1-1.
  • Baldelli gave the Eagles their first lead of the day in the second with a single through the right side.
  • Zach Stromberg inherited two on, nobody out in the top of the third and retired three in a row, including the last two on strikeouts.
  • Tied 5-5, Dempsey led off the seventh with a single up the middle. After advancing to third, he came in to score on a groundball to the right side by Morissette.

GAME NOTES

  • Baldelli collected his third multi-hit game of the season and 15th of his career.
  • Baldelli stole his 25th career base.
  • Morissette tied for the team lead with his 10th multi-hit game of the season.
  • Martellini recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the season and 35th of his career.
  • Burns tallied his fourth multi-hit game of the season.
  • Joe Suozzi registered his second multi-hit game of the season and sixth of his career.

UP NEXT
Boston College hosts its first ACC series of the season when Clemson visits the Harrington Athletics Village this weekend. The series gets underway Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m. All three games will be streamed on the ACC Network Extra.

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