The Boston College baseball team fell behind 1-0 and 4-0 and ultimately couldn't mount a comeback, dropping a game 9-3 to Marist on the final day of the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational. Sophomore lefty Nick Poore (0-1) shoulders the loss, only going three innings and allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), three walks and striking out two. A total of six Eagles pitchers took the mound.
Freshman Gabriel Hernandez went 2-for-3 for the Eagles with a run and RBI in his first ever college game. Of the starters this weekend, freshman third baseman Logan Hoggarth leads all players at the dish, batting .400 with four hits, two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.
The Eagles return to action on Thursday when they play the Red Sox in the 23rd exhibition game between the two teams in Fort Myers. The game at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., is the second of a doubleheader as Northeastern will face the Major Leaguers at 1:35 PM. BC will play 40 minutes after the conclusion of Sox-Huskies.
Last year, Boston College gave the Sox a game in a harbinger of the Red Sox's 2012 season. BC fell 6-3, the closest the Eagles have come to beating the Sox since 2002 (a 2-1 loss).
Here's head coach Mike Gambino talking about the loss to Marist, the weekend in Elon, the strong performances from some freshmen and the pitching staff.
The angry chicken ballcaps need to join the triple-stripe, stained glass helmets in the "BC gear never to be worn again" category. Love the old school stirrups though.