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Boston College Baseball Drops Midweek Games At Northeastern, Bryant

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Birdball falls to 3 and 19 on the year.

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Boston College baseball lost a pair of midweek games to Northeastern and Bryant by scores of 4-2 and 13-2. The game against Bryant was moved from Chestnut Hill to Rhode Island due to Shea Field being unplayable. The pair of losses drops Boston College to 3-19 on the year.

Northeastern 4, Boston College 2 -- 3-18 (0-8 ACC)


Final - 3.26.2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
Boston College Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 7 1
Northeastern Huskies 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X - 4 8 0

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Freshman lefty Austin Solecitto (0-2) went three innings in his second career start. He allowed three hits, two runs - both earned - three walks and struck out two. Senior right-handed reliever Hunter Gordon came on in relief and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and retiring the first six batters he faced, nine of the 10 total. He struck out one and did not surrender a walk.

Junior Tom Bourdon went 2-for-4 on the afternoon while sophomore Blake Butera turned in a 1-for-4 performance with an RBI. He led off the sixth with a double to extend his hit streak to a season-long seven games, which ties Bourdon for the longest run of the year for the Eagles. Freshman Chris Shaw recorded the Eagles' other RBI of the game.

Northeastern's left-handed starter Isaac Lippert (2-0) pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits and one walk while striking out four. Right-hander Mike Fitzgerald tallied his third save of the year, pitching the ninth.

Bryant 13, Boston College 2 -- 3-19 (0-8 ACC)


Final - 3.27.2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
Boston College Eagles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 - 2 8 5
Bryant Bulldogs 1 0 2 7 0 1 2 0 X - 13 13 1

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In his first start of the year, junior right-hander Matt Alvarez (0-1) took the loss, pitching three innings, allowing five hits, three runs - all earned - one walk and striking out four. Classmate Tom Bourdon was 3-for-5. Sophomore Blake Butera extended his hit streak to eight games, the longest of the year for the Eagles, with a scorcher up the middle in the eighth.

Bryant's right-handed starter Joseph Michaud (1-2) earned his first win, going seven innings, allowing six hits, one run, one walk and striking out six.

The Eagles left 10 runners on base.

The Eagles travel to Duke for a three-game, ACC series beginning on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils are 12-13-0 on the year, 3-6 in ACC play, and coming off a midweek loss to Campbell.