BASEBALL: Late Rally Highlights Tourney For BC
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 00:02
The Eagles squandered a chance for a much bigger lead earlier in the game. Down a run to start the second after an RBI groundout by VCU in the first, BC strung together three hits and a walk in four consecutive plate appearances. But they could only manage one run from it all. Geoff Murphy started the two out rally with a singe and Hoggarth doubled him in. After a walk to Cronin, Matt McGovern singled to left field, but Hoggarth was thrown out at the plate.
Besides that inning the Eagles had only four other hits on the day, and went down 1-2-3 from the fifth inning on. Matt Lees came on to relieve VCU’s starter in the seventh, and he dominated BC’s hitters, facing the minimum nine batters in three innings of perfect work.
BC faces the Red Sox next in a scrimmage down at spring training in Fort Meyers.
“We have 11 freshman on this team, more freshman than juniors and seniors combined,” Gambino said. “[The Red Sox game] is something that everybody’s always really excited about. It’s an awesome experience that very few college kids get to have, and the Red Sox are really good to us.”