The overall record might not show it, but Boston College baseball has finally gotten on a roll.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles defeated the Rhode Island Rams, 8-7, on the road in Kingston, RI. With the victory, Boston College has now won four of its last five games and improves to 10-35 on the season, while Rhode Island falls to 25-20. This is BC’s first three-game winning streak of the year.
Unlike Monday’s Beanpot game against Harvard in which the Eagles seemed to be in complete control, Boston College led here, but the game never truly appeared to be safe. The Eagles scored once in the top of the first but gave the run back in the bottom half. Then, in the third, BC scored three more, and gave two back in the bottom of the inning. Finally, they were able to open up an 8-4 lead in the seventh, but things got very tricky in the bottom of the ninth. Rhode Island would score three times on four hits, but leave the tying run on base as John Gorman struck out Kevin Stenhouse to seal the win.
Nick Poore earned the victory despite having only gone two innings deep into the game; Brendan Doonan lost for the Rams. Gorman picked up his first save of the season for the Eagles.
Junior John Hennessy had a four-hit game to lead the Eagles en route to a total of eleven; Blake Butera also had a multi-hit game at 2-for-5.
BC’s next contest will be at home on Friday afternoon as the Virginia Tech Hokies visit Boston College in an ACC matchup.