CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Boston College baseball team was walked off by Austin Peay for the second day in a row, 18-17, at Raymond C. Hand Park. The game ended in the bottom of the eighth inning, due to a travel curfew, on a bases-loaded walk to Governors left fielder Knaje Guthrie.
BC led 11-1 in the fourth inning, but an eight-run fourth for APSU cut the lead to two and the Governors (2-1) eventually tied the game 13-13 in the sixth. The Eagles (1-2) went back up by four in the seventh, but Austin Peay answered with a two-run home run from second baseman Jonah Beamon in the seventh and a three-run eighth, despite just one hit in the final frame.
Boston College scored in each of the first five innings, totaled 18 hits and five home runs. Sophomore right fielder Cameron Leary (Bethpage, N.Y.) went deep twice with six RBI and three runs in a 3-for-3 effort. Junior second baseman Luke Gold (Ballston, N.Y.) and junior catcher Parker Landwehr (Baltimore, Md.) each homered and doubled. Sophomore designated hitter Joe Vetrano (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) hit the fifth home run of the game.
Vetrano (0-1) moved to the mound during the bottom of the eighth and took the loss; walking two and surrendering a hit. Sophomore right-hander John West (Shrewsbury, Mass.) started and went 3.1 innings with six runs against on three hits, three strikeouts, and three walks.
Score: Austin Peay 18, Boston College 17
Records: Austin Peay 2-1, Boston College 1-2
Stadium: Raymond C. Hand Park
· Two batters into the game, Leary made it 2-0 with a home run to left.
· The Eagles plated four runs in the second, including a three-run Leary home run.
· BC posted a second straight four-run frame, beginning with a Ramon Jimenez RBI-single and followed by three bases-loaded walks.
· Landwehr pushed the lead to 10 at 11-1 with a solo home run in the fourth.
· The Eagles scored twice in the fifth; first Honeyman on a delayed-steal rundown with runners on the corners and then a solo shot to left by Gold.
· Gold broke a 13-13 tie in the seventh with an RBI-double to left. Vetrano followed with a three-run home run to center.
· Gold hit his first home run of the season and 11th of his career.
· Leary became the first Eagle to hit two home runs in a game since he and Cody Morissette did so against Maine (3/9/21). Leary has four career home runs; all coming in two games.
· Leary’s six RBI were the most by an Eagle since Luke Gold’s six against Miami (5/2/21).
· Landwehr hit his second career home run and Vetrano his first.
The Eagles are back on the road next weekend in South Carolina for games at Presbyterian and USC Upstate plus a neutral site game in Spartanburg against George Mason.