On an overcast, somewhat muggy day in Chestnut Hill, Boston College baseball’s day was equally as gloomy.
Boston College Eagles baseball lost on Tuesday to the Ivy League’s Dartmouth Big Green at Shea Field, 2-1. With the loss, Birdball drops to 10-21 on the season overall. Meanwhile, Dartmouth wins just its sixth game of the season to improve to 6-16.
There were only two scoring plays in the entire game, but the first one ensured that the Big Green would go wire-to-wire in the victory. With two outs in the top of the first, Joe Purritano hit a two-run double to left, giving Dartmouth a 2-0 lead.
Boston College would scratch out a run in the bottom of the fourth when Tom Bourdon smacked an RBI double to right, but that was the first and last score the Eagles would manage for the afternoon. The Eagles would collect just three hits over the final five innings of the contest.
Birdball had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth as they got two on with nobody out. Those runners were sacrificed over, putting the tying and winning runs in scoring position with one out. Logan Hoggarth then hit a ground ball to short, at which point the shortstop came home to nail the runner at the plate for out number two. With the tying run having moved to third again, Nick Colucci grounded out to the pitcher to end it.
The Eagles will look to rebound on Wednesday as they get started with the 2014 Baseball Beanpot. They will travel to Cambridge to take on the Harvard Crimson at 3pm.