The Boston College Eagles baseball team might not have been in a position to win the 2013 Beanpot, but they did the next best thing: win the consolation game.
At Fenway Park on Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles defeated the Harvard Crimson, 7-2, to take third place in this year’s tournament. Boston College is in the midst of one of its best stretches of the season, now winning three of their last four games and improving their overall record to 9-35. Harvard drops to 10-31 with the loss.
The Eagles appeared to never be in danger of falling, taking a 1-0 lead from the outset in the top of the first inning and leading the entire way. Boston College, playing as the road team this time, totaled seven runs and nine hits; they also committed no errors, a major improvement from the six they had in their walk-off win over Miami on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Joe Cronin led the way for the Eagles, knocking three hits and scoring a run. BC also got a multi-hit game out of junior John Hennessy, who went 2-for-5. Junior pitcher Steve Green took the victory for Boston College after five innings of one-run ball. Matt Timoney lost for Harvard.
The Eagles have just eight games remaining in their 2013 season. Next up for BC is a trip to Kingston, Rhode Island tomorrow to face the Rhode Island Rams.