Jerry Lai-USA Today Sports
The Boston College Eagles baseball team lost a close game in Norwich, Connecticut on Wednesday night to the St. John’s Red Storm, 4-2.
With the defeat, Birdball falls to 14-27 on the season. Boston College is now 9-11 outside of their conference for the year.
St. John’s plated the first two runs of the game in the top of the third — Boston College was designated as the home team for this contest — as Eagles starter Justin Dunn allowed an RBI on a groundout and then a solo home run to junior first baseman Matt Harris.
The Eagles would eventually tie the score, but it would take them several more innings to do it. Birdball got in the board in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Gabriel Hernandez after an error by the St. John’s catcher. In the bottom of the seventh, the game was tied, 2-2, despite the Eagles not having gotten a hit. That run, scored again by Hernandez, came from a walk, hit by pitch, wild pitch, and RBI groundout.
The Red Storm did not let the game be tied for long. St. John’s retook the lead for good on an unearned run after an E-1 from a bad throw, going ahead 3-2. They would add to this lead in the top of the ninth, gaining a 4-2 lead on yet another throwing error, this one an E-5 to let a run come home. St. John’s would close the door in the bottom of the ninth, letting the tying runs on base with two out, but getting John Hennessy on a grounder to first to end it.
Boston College is close to clinching yet another losing season, in what has been several years of very bad baseball on the Heights. They will return to the diamond this weekend as they host soon-to-be-former conference rivals Maryland at Boston College.