BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team lost to Virginia, 7-1, at the Harrington Athletics Village on Friday evening. The Eagles dropped to 20-27 overall and 9-22 in ACC play, while the Cavaliers improved to 26-21 and 17-17.
UVA pushed across four runs in the top of the first. Left fielder Brendan Rivoli started the rally with two outs and nobody on with his first of three hits on the night. After a walk, three straight hits drove in four runs; capped by a two-run single by center fielder Chris Newell.
Working with an early lead, lefty Andrew Abbott (7-5) turned in 6.2-scoreless innings. He allowed just three hits, walked three, and struck out 11.
Junior right-hander Emmet Sheehan (Darien, Conn.) went five innings for BC with seven runs, five earned, on 10 hits and four walks. He struck out four to push his season total to 106; one shy of Chris Lambert’s program record of 107 set in 2004.
Score: Virginia 7, Boston College 1
Records: Virginia 26-21, 17-17; Boston College 20-27, 9-22
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
- Dempsey recorded his 17th multi-hit game of the season and 62nd of his career.
- Frelick kept his hit-streak alive with an eighth-inning double to extend to a career-best 17 games.
- Frelick’s double was his team-leading 16th of the season and 26th of his career.
- Frelick played in his 100th career game and recorded his 136th career hit; the most by an Eagle through 100 games, besting Morissette’s mark of 127 set earlier this season.
- Morissette extended his career-best hit streak to 14 games.
- Morissette tallied his 16th multi-hit game of the season and 45th of his career.
Game two is set for 2 p.m. on Friday with a pregame “Senior Day” ceremony. Junior right-hander Mason Pelio (San Diego, Calif.) gets the ball for the Eagles.