Boston College baseball (6-4) went 2-2 in the first half of their Kentucky trip, dropping two games to Evansville, and taking two from Eastern Kentucky.
The Eagles were shutout 4-0 by Evansville in Friday’s matinee. Sal Frelick went two-for-four, and Cody Morissette went three-for-four, but Purple Aces starter Adam Lukas tossed seven shutout innings, and Michael Parks picked up the two inning save.
The BC offense got going in the second half of the split doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky, as Frelick went three-for-four with a double, a triple, and two RBIs, and Jake Alu hit a tie-breaking, three-run homerun in the sixth inning that put the Eagles ahead for good. Matt Gill picked up his second win of the season, despite conceding four runs in five and a third innings, and the BC bullpen was stout the rest of the way, earning a 6-4 victory.
Evansville again got the best of BC in the first game on Saturday, knocking off the Eagles 4-3. The bats were quiet, as BC’s three runs were scored on an error, and two walks. Nathan Croner earned the win for the Purple Aces, pitching six and two-thirds innings and allowing two earned runs on four hits.
The Eagles offense racked up 13 runs on 13 hits in the weekend finale against Eastern Kentucky, including an eight run seventh inning. Brian Dempsey knocked in three runs in a three-for-five day at the plate, Jake Alu drove in three on a bases loaded double in the seventh, and Cody Morissette hit a grand slam in the ninth to cap off a resounding 13-2 win.
BC will head to Lexington on Wednesday for one game with the University of Kentucky, before opening up conference play with a three game weekend series at Louisville.