In addition to engaging in some creative pre-game warmups and wearing ridiculously ugly ball caps (seriously, Under Armour?), the Boston College baseball team also played a couple games against the no. 5 Florida State Seminoles this weekend. Unfortunately, they didn't win any of them and fell to 3-11 (0-3 ACC) on the year.
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On Friday, the Eagles tallied just one hit on the night, breaking up a Brandon Leibrandt no-hit bid in the eighth inning on a John Hennessy single. Junior righty Eric Stevens (0-3) went 5 1/3, allowing four runs -- three earned -- five hits and six walks.
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The Seminoles jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Saturday night en route to a 9-4 victory over the Eagles to take the season series. Sophomore RHP John Gorman (1-2) couldn't get through two full innings, allowing eights runs on seven hits and a walk. Junior John Hennessy went 1-for-2 on the night, extending his hit streak to four games. Senior Matt McGovern was 2-for-4 with his first RBI of the season.
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On Sunday afternoon, in a game televised on ESPN3, the Eagles dug themselves into a 3-0 hole in the first inning and couldn't recover, losing the third game of the series 9-1. BC had the chance to make it interesting in the second inning, but McGovern got thrown out at home trying to score on a Joe Cronin double to right center. Redshirt freshman LHP Andrew Chin (1-3) shouldered the loss, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks. He struck out three.
Junior Tom Bourdon led the Eagles at the plate, finishing the day 4-for-5. Freshman Logan Hoggarth went 3-for-5, while Cronin finished the day 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. The Eagles outhit the Seminoles 12-11 on the day, but couldn't get much of anything going in terms of run production. BC stranded 12 runners on base on the day.
Birdball will face its second nationally ranked ACC squad in as many weeks when they travel to Atlanta to take on the No. 18 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (14-2, 2-1 ACC) starting on Friday, March 15 at 6 PM. The Jackets are fresh off a weekend series win over Virginia Tech in each club's ACC opener. Georgia Tech won 11-1 on Friday, 14-9 on Saturday but fell 6-2 in the series finale.