It took eight ACC series, but the Boston College Eagles have finally taken down a conference opponent.
With a 3-2, 11-inning victory over the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles took two out of three from the visiting team. BC won a 1-0 shutout over the ‘Canes on Friday, then fell in a 5-0 shutout on Saturday before taking the rubber game today. The overall record is still not very flashy at 8-35 (2-21), but at least we know the ACC win column is filled out and they can’t take them away.
The game was a pitcher’s duel between Boston College’s Andrew Chin and Miami’s Andrew Suarez; Chin went seven innings deep into the game and Suarez lasted for eight. Chin was on the hook for the two Miami runs which scored in the top of the seventh, neither of which were earned.
BC hit back with two runs in the bottom of the eighth, getting a Jimmy Dowdell leadoff double and then a two-run, game-tying home run from freshman Chris Shaw. It would remain this way until the bottom of the eleventh, in which catcher Matt Pare hit a walk-off home run to right with two outs.
Boston College committed a grand total of six errors on the afternoon; without them, it is likely this could have been another shutout victory, one which would have been well-earned for Chin. The Eagle freshman has been one of BC’s best pitchers in recent times.
BC’s next game is tomorrow (Monday) afternoon at Fenway Park as the Eagles take part in the 2013 baseball Beanpot against Harvard. Tickets will be $10 and proceeds will benefit the Pete Frates #3 Fund as former BC star Pete Frates battles ALS. First pitch will be at 2pm ET.