Boston College Baseball Loses Opener to Stetson, 5-3


Boston College baseball’s brief three-game win streak came to an end on Friday night as Birdball crossed the country for their latest non-conference game.

On Friday night in DeLand, Florida, the Eagles were defeated by the Stetson Hatters, 5-3, in their first game of a three-game set. With the loss, Boston College has dropped to 3-2 on the season.

Boston College took the lead in the top of the third inning, scoring the game’s first run on a Tom Bourdon sacrifice fly to center, but the Hatters would hit back to score the next five — one run in the bottom of the third, and four in the bottom of the fourth. The Hatters took the lead in the fourth on a passed ball, then pushed across the third run on an E-5 by Eagles third baseman Gabriel Hernandez. The subsequent two runs for Stetson were unearned.

The Eagles rallied in the top of the seventh for two runs, loading the bases several times in the inning but ultimately leaving the bases full of maroon and gold with the tying run in scoring position. Boston College would finish the game going six up, six down.

Eric Stevens took his second loss of the season for the Eagles (0-2), while Stetson’s Kurt Schluter earned his first win (1-1). Tyler Warmoth of the Hatters notched his first save of the 2014 campaign.

The Eagles scattered nine hits during the game, with Hernandez and Blake Butera each having two-hit contests. Stetson’s Tyler Bocock and Patrick Mazeika also each had two hits.

Game two of the series will be played on Saturday at 2pm Eastern.