The Boston College Eagles’ first series on the East Coast in 2014 did not end the way they intended.
On Sunday afternoon in DeLand, Florida, the Eagles fell to Stetson in the rubber game of their three-game set by a 3-1 score. With the loss, Birdball drops to 4-3 on the season.
After Saturday’s 8-0 shutout win over the Hatters, the Eagles bats had decidedly less to say about the outcome on Sunday, scoring just one run on six hits. Shortstop Johnny Adams was the only Eagle to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with Boston College’s sole RBI of the afternoon.
That run for the Eagles came in the top of the eighth to make it a 3-1 game, but Stetson’s pitching was too much for the visiting team to handle. Hatters starting pitcher Josh Powers went 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run over that time. The Stetson bullpen did the rest, getting the final four outs without allowing Boston College to score. Boston College left the tying run on base in the top of the ninth as the last two Eagles batters struck out to end the game.
John Gorman took the loss for the Eagles, dropping to 1-1 on the new season after pitching five innings and allowing only one run. Jesse Adams had a tougher outing from the bullpen, giving up two runs (one earned) in the sixth. The Eagles committed two errors in defeat.
Boston College baseball will play their next game in Florida as well, as the Eagles will play their annual exhibition against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday.