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Boston College Baseball Drops Two of Three to Bethune-Cookman

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A shaky weekend for the Eagles’ bullpen

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Boston College traveled to Daytona Beach to face Bethune-Cookman in their second series of the young season. The Wildcats took 2 out of 3 games, dropping BC (note: BC will denote Boston College) to 4-2 on the year.

Matt Gill got the start in Friday’s opener, and conceded four runs, two of them unearned, across five and a third innings. BC tied things up in the top of the 8th on a solo home run by first baseman Jack Cunningham, but Bethune-Cookman promptly touched up reliever Joey Walsh for four runs in the bottom of the 8th to seal an 8-4 victory.

The Eagles appeared poised to even the series on Saturday, as they took a 7-2 lead into the eighth inning, powered by shortstop Brian Dempsey, who went two-for-five with a home run and five RBIs. Alas, the BC bullpen struggled for a second straight game. The Wildcats picked up two runs in the 8th and four in the 9th, capped by a walk-off double for second baseman Brandon Wilkes, to finish off the 8-7 comeback victory.

BC’s offense made sure to build a lead that wouldn’t slip away in the final, piling up 14 runs on 16 hits in a 14-5 win. Center fielder Dante Baldelli was the catalyst, going two-for-five with a triple, a home run, five RBIs, and three runs scored. Cody Morissette added a home run in a three-for-five effort. Joe Mancini got the win for the Eagles, allowing one run on two hits across five innings.

Notes:

  • Sal Felick continued the hot start to his collegiate career, going 5-11 with three RBIs. His batting average now sits at .500, and he leads the team with 9 RBIs
  • Senior Jake Alu went 7-14, raising his average to .458
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