One game into the 2014 Boston College baseball season, and it has sadly resulted in a familiar sight: losing.
The Eagles, who lost a program-record 40 games last year, opened their new campaign with a 4-1 loss to the Nevada Wolf Pack in Santa Clara, California.
Boston College, designated the home team for this neutral-field encounter, led in this game only briefly after the bottom of the second inning as Logan Hoggarth grounded out while driving in their only run. Nevada got that run back and added the go-ahead score in the top of the third when the Wolf Pack came up with two runs on two hits, with a wild pitch contributing to their efforts.
Boston College’s starter, Eric Stevens, put together a quality start, allowing two earned runs over six innings pitched, giving up just the third-inning runs. The other two runs were let in by Tyler Hinchliffe in the seventh inning, as Nevada increased their lead from 2-1 to 4-1. Luke Fernandes went six-up, six-down over the eighth and ninth innings for the Eagles.
Stevens took the loss to fall to 0-1; Nevada’s Barry Timko earned his first win of the season.
The Eagles scattered seven hits for the game; first baseman John Hennessy and designated hitter Geoffrey Murphy both had multi-hit games with two each.
Boston College will play a double-header on Saturday in which they will face host team Santa Clara, followed by another tilt with Nevada. On Sunday, they will wrap their California trip with another game against the Broncos.