Baseball: Boston College rolls over Huskies

إدارة المخاطر بالفوركس By Nate Owen, News Staff

go In a cruel twist of irony, the song ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’ blared from the speakers at Boston College’s Shea Field entering the ninth inning Tuesday. Not only was it a raw and windy afternoon, but the Huskies’ play on the field was anything but hot as well. التوظيف بغير القطاع الزراعي استراتيجية الخيارات الثنائية ‘We played a sloppy game,’ head coach Neil McPhee said. The Eagles (16-9, 3-3 ACC) scored three runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back, gliding to an 11-2 win. here After tagging BC starter Pat Dean for four runs in just one inning of work in their home opener March 17, the Huskies failed to sustain any rally the second time around. Northeastern’s best chance came in the top of the second when senior second baseman James Donaldson (3-for-4) led off with a single to left center. Donaldson, who homered in his previous four games, was batting cleanup in place of a slumping Frank Pesanello, who batted sixth. The senior catcher and co-captain was 0-for-4 on the afternoon, extending his hitless streak to 16 at bats. ‘He’s certainly a kid that regardless of how he’s swinging the bat, you pitch him really carefully,’ BC head coach Mikio Aoki said. ‘One swing can kind of turn the whole season around and he can hit it 500 feet.’ Junior first baseman Brendan Stokes singled, and Pesanello reached on an error by right fielder Barry Butera, who appeared to lose the ball in the shadows. source link With the bases loaded, junior designated hitter Frank Compagnone scorched a liner that shortstop Garret Smith snared on a dive and flipped to second to double off Stokes. Freshman left fielder Ryan Kemp went down looking to end the threat. The Eagles capitalized on Northeastern’s inability to score in the bottom half of the inning. Junior Charly Bashara walked third baseman Mickey Wiswall and first baseman Mike Belifore to start the frame. Butera bunted the runners up and Smith lined a single up the middle to score Wiswall, but a nice snag by sophomore shortstop Ryan Maguire temporarily saved a run. Bashara then walked DH Mike Sudol and flung a wild pitch, allowing Smith and Sudol to move up a base each. A single by second baseman Brad Zapenas plated both and gave BC a 3-0 lead. Bashara appeared to injure himself on a 2-0 pitch to the next batter, center fielder Robbie Anston (3-for-4), and after a brief conference on the mound between McPhee, pitching coach Patrick Mason and the team trainer, Bashara left in favor of sophomore JT Ross, who sat Anston down on three straight strikes. But the damage had been done.
‘I think it was a big moment in the game when they had the bases loaded and lined into the double play, it was a bit of a bad luck deal for them,” Aoki said. ‘We got out of the inning without having given up a run and then we came back and answered with three, so that’s a pretty big swing.’
The Eagles tacked on four more runs in the fourth off Ross, and Belifore smacked the first pitch from senior Dan Zehr over the left field wall leading off the fifth to extend BC’s lead to 8-0. It was Belifore’s fifth home run in his last four games.
Boston College added a run in the sixth off Zehr and two more in the eighth against senior Aaron Greenblatt, highlighted by catcher Tony Sanchez’s blast to right center.
Northeastern finally scraped across a pair of runs in the ninth when junior center fielder David Gustafson roped a two-out, two run single.
Bashara (3-1, 2.50) took the loss. Dean (3-1, 4.01) picked up the win, striking out seven in six innings of work.
‘Against Northeastern a couple weeks ago, he didn’t have a whole lot of depth on his offspeed stuff,’ Aoki said. ‘I think the biggest thing for Pat is when his offspeed stuff is changing planes, he’s pretty tough.’
Donaldson and Maguire (2-for-4) were the only Huskies with multiple hits.
Northeastern (12-9, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) will host its first CAA series this weekend when William & Mary (9-15, 2-4 CAA) travel to Friedman Diamond. Reigning CAA Pitcher of the Week Ryan Quigley (2-2, 3.41) will start game one Friday at 2 p.m. Senior co-captain Jeff Thomson (2-3 5.54) will start the second game Saturday at noon, while sophomore Les Williams (0-0, 4.30) will start the finale Sunday a 1 p.m.

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