After dropping two of three this past weekend to the Miami Hurricanes, the Boston College baseball team rebounded Tuesday night for a 6-1 win over the UMass Lowell River Hawks. Jack Nelson Earned his fourth win of the season, after working five solid innings, and three BC relievers carried a shutout into the bottom of the ninth inning before UML scored their lone run of the game. Offensively, eight of the nine Eagles in the starting lineup recorded hits, with Gian Martellini leading the way in a 2 for 5 performance.
The game was was close until the later innings in the game, as BC carried a 1-0 lead into the top of the sixth. In that frame they would score two more runs, then one in the seventh, and two more in the eighth to make the score 6-0 Boston College heading into the bottom of the ninth. In that inning UML scored their only run of the game off BC reliever John Witkowski as Michael Young sent an RBI single to left field. It was too little, too late, however, and Witkowski would close out the inning, giving the Eagles the 6-1 win at LeLaucheur Park.
The story of the game was the pitching staff for Boston College. Nelson, Jack Cunningham, Carmen Giampetruzzi, and Witkowski held the usually potent River Hawk offense to four total hits and did not issue a walk. The itself should serve to keep the momentum going for the Eagles as they head into their ultra-important series at Wake Forest this weekend.