STORRS, Conn. – The No. 14 Boston College baseball team led the whole game for their eighth Top-25 win of the season, taking down the No. 20 Connecticut Huskies 6-3 on Tuesday evening. The Eagles improved to 18-5 with their second straight top-25 win.
After a scoreless first, Boston College took the lead with Nick Wang driving in Patrick Roche on a double-play ball. Facing runners on first and second in the bottom of the frame, the Eagles turned a 4-3 inning-ending double play to remain on top.
The bats came alive in the fourth, started by a Roche double. Peter Burns, Cohl Mercado, and Barry Walsh all added RBI singles, as all nine Eagles got to the plate, chasing the Huskies’ starter and going up 5-0.
Freshman A.J. Colarusso finished his start after three innings, striking out two and allowing just two hits over his scoreless outing, earning his first win of the season (1-1).
The Eagles tacked on an insurance run in the ninth, courtesy of a Roche RBI single. Andrew Roman earned his fifth save of the season, facing the minimum in the bottom of the ninth to seal it.
Roche and Burns each logged two hits and an RBI on the day.
Score: No. 14 Boston College 6, No. 20 Connecticut 3
Records: Boston College 18-5, Connecticut 16-6
Stadium: Elliott Ballpark
- The Eagles completed two inning-ending double plays, including a 1-4-3 DP to escape a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning.
- Freshman starter A.J. Colarusso earned his first win of the year, striking out two over three innings.
- Eight Eagles recorded a hit, and five different Eagles logged an RBI.
- Three Eagles stole a base today: Barry Walsh, Travis Honeyman, and Cameron Leary.
· BC picked up its eighth win over a ranked opponent and is now 8-3 against ranked foes this season.
· BC is 12-4 in road games this season; the second most road wins in the country.
· Burns recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the season.
· Roche posted his seventh multi-hit game of the season.
· Roche hit his seventh double of the season and 12th of his career.
· Roman notched his fifth save of the season; the most in a season at BC since Matt Gill’s six in 2019.
Boston College welcomes Georgia Tech to the Harrington Athletics Village for a three-game series beginning Friday, March 31 at 4 p.m. All three games will be streamed on ACCNX.