Boston College baseball's bats fell silent as the Eagles dropped the season opener to Virginia Commonwealth, 4-1 on Friday afternoon. Rams lefty Heath Dwyer (1-0) allowed seven hits and one run through six innings, walking one and striking out four to earn the victory. Another lefty, Matt Lees, earned the save by going the final three innings and holding BC scoreless, striking out two Eagles.
Freshman Logan Hoggarth knocked in the Eagles' only run in his first collegiate at-bat, plating sophomore left fielder Geoffrey Murphy who had singled on the previous at-bat. That would be all the scoring for the Eagles as the Dwyer-Lees duo shut down the Eagles' young bats.
Junior righty Eric Stevens (0-1) takes the loss, going six full innings and allowing two runs on five hits.
Boston College is back in action tomorrow as they play host Elon at noon in the second game of the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational. Elon opened the season with an 11-3 victory over Marist this afternoon.