BRIGHTON, Mass. – The No. 13 Boston College baseball team evened its weekend series against Georgia Tech with a 3-1 win at the Harrington Athletics Village on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 19-6 overall and 7-4 in the ACC, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 17-10 and 6-5.
Senior shortstop Vince Cimini (Scranton, Pa.) and junior right fielder Travis Honeyman (Massapequa, N.Y.) each homered to get graduate right-hander Chris Flynn (Naugatuck, Conn.) back in the win column.
Flynn (6-1) tossed six innings of one-run ball, surrendering the lone run in his final inning of work. He struck out nine, walked three, and scattered six hits.
BC grabbed the lead in the bottom of the third on a leadoff home run by Cimini pulled to left against Georgia Tech’s five-hitting starting pitcher Jackson Finley (1-3). Cimini later singled in the fifth and was replaced on the bases by senior center fielder Barry Walsh (Sterling, Mass.) due to a force-out, fielder’s choice. Honeyman then hammered a two-run home run on the first pitch of the next at-bat to make it 3-0 Eagles.
The Boston College bullpen was near-perfect for the second day in a row; totaling eight-shutout innings in the series. Junior RHP Joey Ryan (Norwood, Mass.) held the Jackets to two hits and a walk in 1.2 innings of work. Graduate RHP Andrew Roman (Monson, Mass.) then came on for a perfect 1.1 innings to earn his sixth save of the season.
Score: No. 13 Boston College 3, Georgia Tech 1
Records: Boston College 19-6, 7-4 ACC; Georgia Tech 17-10, 6-5 ACC
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
· Flynn struck out his sixth batter of the game to leave the bases loaded in the top of the third.
· Cimini pulled a solo home run down the left field line to lead off the bottom of the third.
· Honeyman drilled a two-run home run to left in the fifth to make it 3-0.
· BC is 6-0 following a loss this season.
· BC pitchers combined for double-digit strikeouts with 11 for the 14th time this season.
· Cimini hit his first career home run.
· Cimini recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the season and 11th of his career.
· Honeyman hit his third home run of the season and ninth of his career.
· Honeyman posted his 10th multi-hit game of the season and 27th of his career.
· Leary stole his team-leading ninth base of the season and 15th of his career.
· Leary registered his eighth multi-hit game of the season and 25th of his career.
· Roche singled in the second to move his hit streak to seven games; matching his career-high.
· Roman notched his sixth save of the season; the most by an Eagle since Matt Gill’s six in 2019.
The rubber match is set for a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday with junior RHP John West (Shrewsbury, Mass.) on the hill for the Eagles
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