Following yesterday’s loss to the Red Sox, Boston College Eagles baseball dropped back down to their own level of competition on Friday, and were rewarded for having done so.
On Friday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida, the Eagles defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Snowbird Classic, 5-4. With the win, Boston College improves to 5-3 on the season.
The game was scoreless into the fifth inning when the Eagles, on the scoresheet as the visiting team, were able to score the first run on a Logan Hoggarth RBI single. That was a key hit for the left fielder, who would go on to have a 3-for-4 afternoon with two RBI.
Boston College would then score another run in the top of the sixth and seventh, respectively, to get to a 3-0 lead. Included in this was a Chris Shaw RBI double and another run-scoring hit by Hoggarth, this time a double. In the bottom of the seventh, however, Central Michigan would get on the board on a homer by first baseman Cody Leichman. The Chippewas would make it a 3-2 game in the bottom of the eighth as pinch hitter Adam Collins doubled in a run to left center.
Both teams would trade two runs in their halves of the ninth inning. Boston College would get theirs on a two-run double by Tom Bourdon while Central Michigan got theirs on a two-run single by Tyler Huntey. The tying run was on base when Boston College recorded the final out.
John Gorman won his second game of the season, throwing seven innings of one-run ball while allowing just three hits and no walks. Jordan Foley went almost as deep into the game, 6 2/3 innings, but allowed three runs as he went to 1-2. Jesse Adams got his second save of the year.
Boston College returns to the diamond on Saturday afternoon against the Villanova Wildcats.