The score on Saturday night was very similar to that of Friday night, and the end result was the same as the Miami Hurricanes again defeated the Boston College Eagles, 5-2.
With the loss, the Eagles have fallen to 6-8 (0-2) on the season. Birdball has lost five games in a row.
The game was scoreless into the fourth inning when Miami got on the board first: first baseman David Thompson smacked an RBI single to center field, scoring Willie Abreu.
Unlike Friday’s game, however, the Eagles would take the lead in Saturday’s contest. With two runs in the top of the fifth, Birdball snatched a 2-1 lead thanks to a Gabriel Hernandez RBI double and a Blake Butera RBI single. The latter of those runs was unearned due to a fielding E-6 earlier in the inning.
The Hurricanes got one of those runs back to tie the game, 2-2, in the bottom of the fifth when Brad Fieger hit an RBI double off of starter Andrew Chin. The Eagle would go five innings deep into the game, allowing two runs while not striking out any Miami batters.
Luke Fernandes would have a rough outing for Boston College out of the bullpen, allowing three runs in the bottom sixth when he came on in relief of Chin. Brandon Lopez reached on a fielder’s choice which scored the go-ahead run, but a few moments later, Dale Carey would smack a two-run triple to make it a 5-2 ballgame. Neither team would score again.
Boston College will look to avoid the sweep in Miami as the teams will play a Sunday matinee at 1pm in Coral Gables. From there, the Eagles will begin a series with the Virginia Cavaliers next week in Charlottesville.