TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A 10-run bottom of the sixth inning was the undoing for No. 24 Boston College baseball in a 19-8 loss at No. 21 Florida State on Friday evening from Dick Howser Stadium. The loss dropped the Eagles to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in the ACC, while the Seminoles improved to 12-6 and 3-1.
BC tied the game 6-6 in the top of the sixth on a RBI single by junior right fielder Travis Honeyman (Massapequa, N.Y.). FSU responded by plating the first 10 batters in the home half, including a grand slam by designated hitter Ben Barrett; his second home run of the game.
Honeyman finished the game 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI. Graduate catcher Peter Burns (Reading, Mass.) went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
For the Seminoles, Barrett was 5-for-5 with six RBI and three runs. Second baseman Titan Kamaka added a home run on a 2-for-4 day and center fielder Treyton Rank went 3-for-5.
Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision as BC freshman lefty A.J. Colarusso (Leominster, Mass.) gave up five runs on seven hits in two innings and FSU righty Jackson Baumeister allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in three innings.
RHP Conner Whitaker (3-0) got the win in a four-inning appearance. He was charged with one run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Sophomore RHP Eric Schroeder (Ridgewood, N.J.) took the loss in a three-inning stint. Schroeder (3-1) surrendered four runs on four hits with a pair of strikeouts.
Score: No. 21 Florida State 19, No. 24 Boston College 8
Records: Florida State 12-6, 3-1; Boston College 12-3, 2-2
Stadium: Dick Howser Stadium
· After giving up two runs in the bottom of the first, BC responded with a run on a Burns RBI-double.
· Trailing 5-1, the Eagles tied the game in the third on a two-run double from Roche and a two-run, two-out single from Burns.
· Down 6-5, BC pulled even in the sixth on a Honeyman RBI single after Mercado hit a leadoff-double.
· The Eagles 12-2 start is the best in program history having previously been 11-3 through the first 14 games of 2016; the last season BC reached the NCAA Tournament.
· Burns notched his fourth multi-hit and second multi-RBI game of the season and 19th and 11th in his career.
· Burns hit his second double of the season and 11th of his career.
· Honeyman posted his seventh multi-hit game of the season and 24th of his career.
· Mercado hit his first double of the season.
· Mercado registered his third multi-hit game of the season.
· Roche tallied his fourth multi-hit game of the season and ninth of his career.
· Roche hit his fourth double of the season and ninth of his career.
· Walsh recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season and 17th of his career.
· Wolff hit his first career home run.
Game two will be Saturday night at 7 p.m. on ACC Network. Graduate right-hander Chris Flynn (Naugatuck, Conn.) goes to the mound for the Eagles.
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