The Boston College baseball team had a very successful week, with a record better than .500 for the first time since the first week of the season in which the Eagles swept Jackson State.
BC defeated Rhode Island and Quinnipiac during the week, before losing two of three against No.17 Georgia Tech this weekend. While a week with more wins than losses is a step in the right direction, the Eagles will need to start picking up wins in the ACC regularly as the conference tournament draws nearer.
The victory over Rhode Island was the first shutout victory since March 31 for BC, with the final score ending 4-0. Interestingly, no Eagles batter managed more than one hit, and no player drew a walk either.
Sophomore pitcher Joey Walsh made his first start of the season, and pitched extremely well, lasting four innings while allowing only three hits and one walk in what was an utterly dominant performance. Cody Morissette was BC’s offensive star, driving in two runs on a single in the second and a sac fly in the sixth.
The Eagles dominated in their victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday by a final of 11-5. The offensive showcase was a welcome feeling for BC which hadn’t scored more than five runs since the last game of the series against Florida State.
Four Eagles players registered multiple hits, with Brian Dempsey leading the charge with four hits in five at-bats, including a run and an RBI. Dempsey also evened the team lead for multi-hit games at 13 this year.
Thanks to all the veterans and ROTC that participated in yesterday's game.
The Georgia Tech series was one of the blowouts, as no game was decided by less than seven runs. BC managed to take the first game 9-2, a big upset for an unranked team. Morissette continued his hot week, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, his fifth multi-RBI game of the year.
Game two was a difficult loss, with BC falling 9-1. Joey Walsh started his second game of the season, but it did not go nearly as well as his first. Walsh was chased after 2.1 innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits.
The rubber match was equally frustrating in what was a rare bad showing by freshman pitcher Mason Pelio. Pelio still managed to go five innings strong and struck out six.
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