BRIGHTON, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team claimed a 5-3 win over Rhode Island at the Harrington Athletics Village on Tuesday afternoon. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh due to increased rain after the Rams scored two in the top half and the Eagles one in the bottom half; none of which impacted the final result.
For BC, which snapped a seven-game losing streak, junior catcher Parker Landwehr (Baltimore, Md.) and junior second baseman Luke Gold (Ballston, N.Y.) each homered. Landwehr’s two-run home run in the sixth was the difference-maker, while Gold added a solo shot in the seventh.
Junior center fielder Barry Walsh (Sterling, Mass.) added a 3-for-3 day with an RBI triple and a run scored.
Junior right-hander Max Gieg (Lynn, Mass.) pitched three hitless innings in the start for the Eagles (16-25). Gieg (3-1) walked two and struck out two. Freshman RHP Julian Tonghini (New Canaan, Conn.) got the save; walking one and striking out another to strand runners at the corners with a one-run lead in one-third of an inning. Righty Bo Brutti (2-1) took the loss with two runs against three hits in two innings of work.
Scores: Boston College 5, Rhode Island 3
Records: Boston College 16-25, Rhode Island 12-28
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
· Walsh tripled in the first run of the day and scored on a McNulty single in the second.
· Landwehr moved the BC lead to 4-1 in the sixth with a two-run home run.
· Gold hit a solo home run in the seventh.
· BC is 8-1 against opponents from New England this season.
· Gold hit his seventh home run of the season and 17th of his career.
· Landwehr hit his eighth home run of the season and ninth of his career.
· Landwehr homered in consecutive games for the second time this season and was the most recent Eagle to do so against Wake Forest (4/3) and Northeastern (4/5).
· Walsh hit his first triple and ninth extra-base hit of the season.
· Walsh notched his eighth multi-hit game of the season.
Boston College is on the road Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. contest at UMass Lowell before a weekend series at No. 18 Notre Dame.