BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team lost its weekend opener to No. 18 Louisville, 6-1, at the Harrington Athletics Village on Friday evening. The two sides were scoreless through four before the Cardinals (17-5, 4-0) struck for two runs in the fifth.
Saturday’s game between BC and UL has been moved up to a noon first pitch due to rain in the forecast. The Frates Center dedication ceremony is still set for 11:30 a.m.
The Eagles (9-12, 1-6) cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the sixth with a double off the wall by junior designated hitter Parker Landwehr (Baltimore, Md.). Louisville answered immediately with home runs from first baseman Ben Bianco and third baseman Ben Metzinger after BC completed a strike-em-out-throw-em-out double play.
Cardinal lefty Tate Kuehner (4-0) went 5.2 innings to earn the win. He gave up one run on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. BC right-hander Joe Mancini (Fairfield, Conn.) gave up two runs across five innings in the loss. Mancini (2-1) struck out five and walked just one with six hits against.
Scores: Louisville 6, Boston College 1
Records: Louisville 17-5, 4-0; Boston College 9-12, 1-6
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
· Burns notched his fourth multi-hit game of the season and 14th of his career.
· Gold reached 100 career hits in his 80th career game. He is the third Eagle in three years to achieve that milestone in 80 games or less with the previous best on record (2005-present) being Tony Sanchez’s 81 games.
· Gold recorded the fifth two-double game of his career.
· Gold has 11 doubles on the season and 30 for his career.
· Gold tallied his 10th multi-hit game of the season and 30th of his career.
Game two of the series is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. BC freshman right-hander Sean Hard (Mahwah, N.J.) goes to the mound against RHP Jared Poland.