Over the weekend, the Eagles baseball team hosted the 2-7 ACC Maryland Terrapins at Eddie Pellagrini
tailgating lot Field. Boston College took game one of the series easily, 10-3, behind strong performances at the plate by junior Matt McGovern and senior Andrew Lawrence. McGovern went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Lawrence recorded his first home run of the season, a grand slam in the Eagles' five run first inning.
Sophomore righty Eric Stevens won his fourth game of the year (4-1), going 5.2 innings, allowing just five hits, two runs and two walks, while striking out five. Freshman righty John Gorman took the Eagles home, pitching 3.1 innings of relief, giving up just three hits, one run, two walks and he struck out four.
The second game of Friday's doubleheader went to extra innings and was halted due to darkness. The Eagles and Terrapins were knotted at four a piece before the game was stopped.
BC went into the top of the seventh leading 4-1 but surrendered a run of each of the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to squander the lead.
Junior Matt Pare said anything Andrew Lawrence can go I can do better, taking Maryland's Brett Harman yard for the Eagles second grand slam of the day.
Junior righty Taylor Lasko went five innings, allowed only four hits and one unearned run, walked two and struck two out. Senior LHP Nate Bayuk pitched two innings of relief, struck out three, did not allow a walk and gave up a run on two hits. Sophomore RHP Matt Alvarez came in for the ninth and while he didn't surrender a hit, he allowed the tying run and three walks.
When play was resumed on Saturday, the Eagles and Terps played two and a half scoreless innings before freshman Blake Butera hit a walk-off single, giving Boston College a 5-4 victory.
In the third game of the series, the Eagles bats were silenced by Maryland right-hander David Carroll. Carroll pitched eight innings and allowed eight hits, one run, no walks and seven strikeouts to push the Terps past the Eagles in the series finale 7-1. He improves to 3-1 on the year.
Junior righty Hunter Gordon tallied the loss, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing eight hits, seven runs - six earned - four walks and two strikeouts. McGovern went 2-for-4 at the dish and Bourdon recorded the only BC RBI.
Despite the loss in the series finale, BC has won the series against Maryland every year since joining the ACC in 2006. The Eagles improve to 4-8 in the ACC, one game ahead of the Terps but six games back of first place Florida State. BC is currently out of the ACC Tournament picture today but can jump back into the race with a strong showing this weekend at Virginia Tech.
But first, Birdball has weekday games on Tuesday (vs. UConn) and Wednesday (at Harvard) this week.