BC wins highest scoring game in Harrington Athletics Village history, 19-16
BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team scored put up its highest run total of the season in a 19-16 win over Maine at the Harrington Athletics Village on Tuesday evening. The Eagles improved to 27-25 overall in the highest scoring game in the two-year history of its home ball field.
Despite an early 5-1 lead through two, BC found itself trailing 11-5 after allowing 10 runs in the top of the third. The Eagles trailed the Black Bears (14-30) by as many as seven runs, 15-8 in the middle of the third. Boston College steadily cut into the deficit, producing a run in all eight turns at bat, tying the game in the sixth and going in front for good in the seventh.
Junior right fielder Joe Suozzi (Glen Cove, N.Y.) posted his second consecutive four-RBI game as he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple; driving in a run with each hit. Freshman designated hitter Lucas Stalman (Bedford Hills, N.Y.), who hit one spot ahead of Suozzi, scored five runs, drew four walks and delivered the tying runs to the plate in the sixth on a two-out, two-run double to left-center.
The Eagles totaled 17 hits and used nine pitchers in a game that last four hours and 17 minutes. Freshman right-hander Travis Lane (Georgetown, Mass.) earned the twin in two innings of relief. He tossed the only perfect-inning of the night; a 1-2-3 seventh. Lane (1-0) allowed one run on one hit and two walks for his first career victory. Junior RHP Matt Gill (Simsbury, Conn.) locked down his sixth save of the season after the first two batters of the ninth singled to bring the tying run to the plate.
Score: Boston College 19, Maine 16
Records: Boston College (27-25), Maine (14-30)
Location: Harrington Athletics Village (Brighton, Mass.)
- Jack Cunningham won an eight-pitch at-bat that produced a two-out single up the middle to score Alu with the first run of the day.
- After a leadoff-error, Suozzi and Chris Galland hit back-to-back triples to give BC a 3-1 lead in the second.
- Trailing 11-5 in the third, BC’s comeback started with a three-run bottom half; highlighted by a two-run triple to right-center by Dante Baldelli.
- Down by seven, Gian Martellini started a three-run fourth with a solo home run.
- Emmet Sheehan recorded his second strikeout of the fifth to strand the bases loaded and the Eagles came to the plate to put three more runs on the board in the bottom half, including a two-run Suozzi double.
- Stalman tied the game with a two-run, two-out, bases-loaded double in the sixth as BC scored for the sixth consecutive inning.
- Following a three-up, three-down top of the seventh, the Eagles came out of the stretch and took the lead as Stalman walked and scored on a balk.
- Jake Alu moved his career-best reached base streak to 24 games with a leadoff walk in the first.
- Alu stole his eighth base of the season and 25th of his career.
- Alu tallied his 21st multi-hit game of the season and 46th of his career.
- Alu picked up his 16th double of the season and 34th of his career.
- Baldelli hit his third triple of the season.
- Baldelli recorded his sixth multi-hit game of the season and 18th of his career.
- Cunningham posted his 14th multi-hit game of the season and 25th of his career.
- Cunningham hit his 12th double of the season and 21st of his career.
- Galland hit his third triple of the season and fifth of his career.
- Galland collected his 18th multi-hit game of the season and 35th of his career.
- Galland stole his 16th and 17th bases of the season to push his career total to 45.
- Martellini hit his third home run of the season and 14th of his career.
- Martellini registered his 17th multi-hit game of the season and 47th of his career.
- Stalman became the first Eagle to walk four times in a game since Joe Cronin vs. NC State (4/13/13).
- Suozzi hit his second triple of the season.
- BC scored in each of the first seven innings; the second time scoring in six straight innings this season and the first time since scoring in the first six innings vs. Quinnipiac (4/10).
- The 35 combined runs and BC’s 19 runs were the most in Harrington Athletic Village history. The previous highs were 25 and 12, respectively, in a 13-12 loss to Florida State (4/20/18) in 11 innings.
The Eagles welcome Notre Dame for the final series of the regular season beginning Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. All three games of the series will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.