RALEIGH, N.C. – The Boston College baseball team was swept in a doubleheader by scores of 7-6 and 6-3 against North Carolina State at Doak Field on Friday. The Eagles were walked off in 11 innings in the opener before dropping the finale.
In game one, graduate right-hander Henry Leake (Burbank, Calif.) left after six-shutout innings, holding a 6-0 lead, but did not factor into the decision. Leake struck out a career-high nine batters without a walk and scattered five hits; leaving two runners in scoring position in his final inning of work.
The game was turned over to the bullpen in the bottom of the seventh and NC State (23-11, 10-7 ACC) attacked immediately with three straight hits to plate its first run. All told, NC State saw three relievers in the inning and pulled even with six runs on five hits, but did leave the bases loaded.
The bottom of the 11th opened with an error at third and with the bases loaded and nobody out junior RHP Evan Moore (Rocky Hill, Conn.) got a strikeout and a force out at home before an errant throw from short allowed the game-winning run to score.
The Eagles (15-21, 3-15) twice led in the nightcap; going in front 1-0 in the first and 2-1 in the second. Through three innings, Boston College led 2-1 but had left seven runners on base.
The Wolfpack grab its first lead with a two-run double from third baseman Tommy White in the fourth. BC answered by pulling even an inning later on a solo home run to center by junior center fielder Barry Walsh (Sterling, Mass.). NC State immediately went back in front in the bottom of the fifth and added a pair of runs in the sixth to push its lead to 6-3.
BC threatened in the top of the ninth; loading the bases with one out, but NC State turned a game-ending double play.
Scores: North Carolina State 7-6, Boston College 6-3
Records: North Carolina State 23-11, 10-7; Boston College 15-21, 3-15
Stadium: Doak Field
· BC scored first in both games. BC is 9-9 when scoring first and 10-6 when scoring in the first inning.
· BC is 0-4 in extra-inning games this season and played extras for the first time since an 11-inning loss to Louisville (3/26/22).
· BC lost after leading by five or more runs for the second time this season; last done with a 10-run lead at Austin Peay (2/20/22).
· Chaumette posted his eighth multi-hit game of the season.
· Gold recorded his team-leading 17th multi-hit game of the season.
· Leake pitched a career-high six innings; the third start of six or more by a BC pitcher this season.
· Leake struck out a career-high nine batters.
· McNulty hit his fifth double of the season.
· Vetrano hit his sixth double of the season and eighth of his career.
Boston College returns to action on Wednesday, April 20 for a primetime match-up with Connecticut at 7 p.m. on ACC Network.