Boston College Baseball Swept by Miami with 4-3 Loss


The end to the Florida swing for the Boston College Eagles was no better than most of the rest of it, with the visitors again falling short on Sunday afternoon.

In their final game of the road trip to the Sunshine State, Birdball was defeated by the Miami Hurricanes, 4-3, giving the home team a sweep. The Eagles have fallen to 6-9 (0-3) on the season and their losing streak has stretched out to six games.

The contest was scoreless all the way into the bottom of the sixth inning, including the first 13 Eagles being retired in order by Miami starter Andrew Suarez. Boston College did not get its first hit until the top of the fifth with Tom Bourdon at the plate.

Miami broke up the tie in the bottom of the sixth, plating four runs in a disastrous inning for Boston College. The first two runs of the ballgame scored on an E-4 with Alex Hernandez batting. The next man up was David Thompson, who knocked an RBI single to give Miami a 3-0 lead. A few moments later, Hernandez scored on a passed ball to go ahead by a 4-0 score.

Boston College’s Nick Colucci got his first career NCAA RBI in the top of the seventh on a run-scoring single to make it 4-1. His Eagles teammates would later score two more runs in the top of the eighth on a Joe Cronin RBI single and a Tom Bourdon sac fly to right. That was as close as Boston College would come to a comeback as the Eagles would go down 1-2-3 in the ninth while trailing by a run.

Jeff Burke took the loss for the Eagles, going six innings and having only a rough final frame. Suarez won the game for Miami.

Chances are some more difficult times are ahead for Birdball as they will next play a three-game set at #1 Virginia.