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In the consolation game of the 2014 Baseball Beanpot, held in Brookline on Marathon Monday, the Boston College Eagles were defeated by the Northeastern Huskies, 4-3.
The loss snaps a short two-game win streak for Birdball, who now drop to 14-26 on the season. Boston College officially finished in fourth place in the tournament with their defeat on Monday; Harvard defeated UMass to take the 2014 title.
Notably, this is the first time in the history of the baseball Beanpot that the Eagles have finished in fourth place, dating back to the start of the tournament in 1990. Further, the Huskies won both of their games against Boston College baseball this season.
The Eagles never led in the contest, as they fell behind in the bottom of the first inning on a Jason Vosler RBI single, a lead for the Huskies that would last until the top of the third. Chris Shaw, who has recently been hot for Boston College, tied the game on an RBI single of his own.
Northeastern would take the lead for good in the bottom of the third, as a Brad Burcroff three-run triple cleared the bases and put the Huskies ahead, 4-1.
Boston College would get some rare hits — solo home runs — from Tom Bourdon and John Hennessy to cut into Northeastern’s advantage, but 4-3 is as close as it got. The last seven Eagles to bat were retired in order.
Eric Stevens dropped to 0-4 on the season with the loss, allowing four runs in six innings of work.
The sorrows of the baseball Beanpot aside, Boston College baseball remains a program in a deep hole with no end in sight. Birdball will look to start climbing against St. John’s on Wednesday in their next game.