Sports returned to campus on Tuesday as the Boston College baseball team hosted the Rhode Island Rams as scheduled in a 3 PM start. The two teams observed a moment of silence to honor the victims, injured and first responders of the Marathon tragedy.
The Eagles put up two in the bottom of the first inning on a John Hennessy GIDP RBI, plating sophomore Blake Butera. That's all the scoring the two sides would do, however, as the game was knotted at 2-2 through nine innings.
In the top of the 10th, the Rams put runners on the corners with one out. A John Gorman passed ball plated the winning run for URI. The BC bats went down in order in the bottom of the 10th -- Sauter struck out swinging and was thrown out by the catcher at first, Hernandez grounded up to second and Cronin struck out looking -- as the Eagles took the loss.
Boston College got a strong pitching performance from sophomore righty Eric Stone who lasted four innings and allowed two runs on seven hits, a walk and a strikeout. Nick Poore, Jesse Adams, Jeff Burke, John Nicklas and Nate Bayuk threw for a combined five innings of shutout baseball. Still, it wasn't enough for the W as Birdball falls to 6-30 on the year.
The Rams outhit the Eagles, 12-4, and BC stranded five while URI stranded 11. BC committed two errors on the day.
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Here's Gambino following the loss, the Eagles' eight in their last 10.
Boston College next travels to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest Demon Deacons for a conference matchup beginning on Friday at 6 p.m. The Deacons are 20-20-0 overall but just 4-14 in conference play. If the Eagles are going to breakthrough in conference play, this coming weekend would be as good a time as any to do so.