Boston College Eagles baseball’s first foray into Atlantic Coast Conference play in 2014 did not go the way they had hoped.
On Friday night in Coral Gables, the Eagles lost to the Miami Hurricanes, 6-2. With the loss, Birdball slips back under .500 to 6-7 (0-1) on the season; Boston College has now lost four straight games.
The Eagles never led in the contest, falling behind 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run triple by Brandon Lopez off of Boston College starter John Gorman. Gorman, the game’s losing pitcher, threw 5 2/3 innings while allowing four runs. He gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out six; Gorman also hit a Miami batter.
Boston College would reclaim a run in the top of the third on a Gabriel Hernandez RBI single, but the Hurricanes would go on to score the game’s next three runs to eventually take a 5-1 lead. Lopez knocked in two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, giving him a game-high four RBI for Miami.
Notably, Hernandez batted in both of Boston College’s runs, coming up with an infield RBI single in the seventh. The sophomore has four RBI on the season; the team leaders are Tom Bourdon and Chris Shaw at nine each.
Chris Diaz is now 4-0 for the Hurricanes this season as a starter, pitching against the Eagles into the eighth inning while allowing two runs.
The Eagles will play their second game of the three-game set against Miami on Saturday night at 7pm.