Don't look now but Boston College baseball is on a two game winning streak. Yes, it was only Harvard, which is suffering through an equally bad 4-17 season. But a win is a (much needed) win, and the Eagles go into this weekend's home ACC series against Clemson riding their first winning streak of the year.
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"Junior Jimmy Dowdell was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and his first career triple. Classmate John Hennessy tallied three RBIs in a 1-for-3 performance while freshman Stephen Sauter notched two doubles. BC outhit Harvard, 9-8.
Junior right-hander Matt Alvarez (1-1) tallied his first win of 2013, throwing three innings and allowing just one hit, two runs - both earned - two walks and striking out three. Sophomore lefty Nick Poore tallied his first career save, pitching the ninth and giving up two hits and one run. Graduate student LHP Nate Bayuk pitched two innings of relief and retired all six batters he faced, striking out two.
Harvard starter RHP Peter Kaplan (0-4) shouldered the loss, going 2.1 innings, allowing six hits, seven runs - all earned - five walks and four strikeouts."
Hopefully this week's pair of wins in midweek games against UConn and Harvard gives the team a bit more confidence heading into the ACC home opener against Clemson. The Tigers are 18-11 this year but just 6-6 in ACC play, two games back of first place Florida State in the Atlantic Division Standings.