Boston College Eagles baseball evened its series with Stetson University as Birdball defeated the Hatters, 8-0, on Saturday in the second game of their three-game series.
The victory gives the Eagles their fourth win in five games as they improve to 4-2 on the new season.
This game was all Boston College as the Eagles earned their first team shutout of the year. The Eagles plated their first runs in the top of the third inning after an RBI single by Blake Butera and a Chris Shaw RBI double. There would be six more runs for Birdball to come — one in the fourth, three in the seventh, and two in the top of the ninth.
In total, Boston College totaled 12 hits with three hitters managing multi-hit games: Shaw, Joe Cronin, and John Hennessy. Shaw batted in three runs during his 2-for-4 performance. All nine Eagles starters made it into the hit column on Saturday afternoon.
Eagles pitcher Andrew Chin put together a strong outing himself. He moved to 2-0 on the season by hurling 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Hatters, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out three. Boston College’s Jeff Burke and Justin Dunn combined to give the Eagles 3 1/3 more scoreless innings out of the bullpen in a very solid team pitching performance.
The Eagles remain off to a good start in 2014 and now have a chance to take the road series in Florida before their annual exhibition with the Boston Red Sox. The rubber game will be played on Sunday at noon.