BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team hit six home runs in a 16-4 win over Merrimack at the Harrington Athletics Village on Wednesday evening. The Eagles improved to 11-14 on the season and head towards a weekend ACC series at home against Wake Forest off back-to-back wins.
Sophomore first baseman Joe Vetrano (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) drove in six runs on a pair of three-run homers, including one in the first to start the scoring. Sophomore right fielder Cameron Leary (Bethpage, N.Y.) doubled BC’s early lead with a grand slam in the second to make it 8-0.
Freshman right-hander Luke Delongchamp (Holden, Mass.) got the win in a five-inning start. He fired five-shutout innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts. Delongchamp (1-0) retired 11 in a row at one point beginning with an inning-ending double play in the top of the first.
Leary added three walks in a 2-for-2 performance with four runs scored and four driven in. Junior second baseman Luke Gold (Ballston, N.Y.) went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
Scores: Boston College 16, Merrimack 4
Records: Boston College 11-14, Merrimack 7-12-1
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
· Vetrano plated the first runs of the day on a three-run home run to center in the first inning.
· Leary hit a second-inning grand slam to double BC’s lead in the second and make it 8-0.
· McNulty and Baruch hit solo home runs in the third and fifth to push the lead to 10-0.
· The Eagles totaled six runs in the fifth, adding a three-run Vetrano home run and a two-run Stalman home run.
· BC hit a season-high six home runs.
· BC hit three home runs in the fifth inning; the Eagles’ first three-home run inning since facing Fairfield (2/29/20) in Greensboro, N.C.
· Leary hit his team-leading 10th home run of the season; becoming the first Eagle to reach double figures in a season since Chris Shaw’s 11 in 2015.
· Vetrano became the first Eagle to hit two home runs in a game since Gold and Leary both did so at Miami (3/11/22).
· Vetrano and Leary each homered in back-to-back days, becoming the first Eagles to do so since Vetrano did so at Austin Peay (2/25) and at Presbyterian (2/25).
Boston College hosts Wake Forest for a three-game weekend series beginning Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m.