The Boston College baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the ninth-inning rally fell short as the Eagles fell to visiting Dartmouth 9-6 on Wednesday. Junior Jay Jeannotte (0-1) takes the loss in his first career start, lasting only three innings.
Nate LaPointe lead the team at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs and two RBIs. Marc Perdios tallied a double to extend his hit streak to 10 games, recording two RBIs.
The loss drops the Eagles to just 16-26 and continues a dreadful performance in midweek games.
Thu. 3/1 at Florida Gulf Coast - W, 3-0
Wed. 3/7 at Florida Atlantic - L, 13-4
Tue. 3/20 vs. Holy Cross - L, 3-1
Wed. 3/21 at Bryant - W, 8-5
Tue. 3/27 at Northeastern - L, 12-11
Wed. 3/28 vs. Bryant - W, 5-3 (10)
Tue. 4/3 vs. Connecticut - W, 8-5
Wed. 4/4 at Harvard - L, 5-3
Tue. 4/10 vs. Harvard - L, 5-2
Tue. 4/17 vs. Rhode Island - L, 16-4
Tue. 4/24 vs. St. John's - W, 2-1
Wed. 4/25 vs. Dartmouth - L, 9-6
The Eagles are just 5-7 in midweek games, including a pair of drubbings at Florida Atlantic and at home against Rhode Island and losses to Harvard, Dartmouth, Northeastern and Holy Cross. In total, BC has been outscored by 20 runs in midweek games this season. Luckily, there are only two more midweek games left on this year's schedule -- the Beanpot consolation game against Northeastern and a game against Maine up in Portland.
More concerning are this season's home-road splits. BC is just 5-18 in true road games this year, getting outscored 115-175 (-60). Contrast that with the Eagles' home record -- 7-7, .500 with an 85-80 edge in runs scored (+5). The Eagles are also, unexplicably, 4-1 in neutral site games, including a three-game sweep of the Caravelle Resort Tournament to start the season.
Not a great trend for a program asked to spend the first 15-20 games a year on the road.