Wednesday, March 07, 2007

BC blows another, this time to FIU

The Boston College Eagles have continued their closer struggles by blowing a three run lead in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to let the Florida International University Panthers pull out a 11-10 victory. Boston College closer Dan Houston pitched a perfect eighth inning before running into trouble in the ninth. With a three run lead in the ninth, Houston gave up a lead-off double to Corey Lozano and then hit Bryan Pullin to set up first and second with none out. Mik Aoki decided to make a pitching change and brought in Mike Belfiore from first base to pitch. Belfiore promptly gave up a James McOwen single up the middle to make it a 10-8 game with runners on second and first still. Next batter, Luis Bautista hit a single to left field which let both runners score and Bautista ended up on second base as the winning run in the tie game. Chris Dunn ended up coming into the game to pinch run for the catcher Bautista. He then advanced to third base on a wild pitch which could not be stopped by catcher Jett Ruiz. Tyler Townsend hit a single up the middle to drive in Dunn for the winning run. FIU now has a record of 10-6 on the season and will host Rutgers on Friday for a 3 game set. Boston College now has a 1-6 record overall and will play Villanova and Monmouth on Wednesday. BC has blown five games on the young season and they better get their bullpen together on Wednesday because the ACC season opens up on Friday with a visit to Duke.

FIU Recap
BC Recap (I'll be shocked if I get it before 4 pm on Wednesday)

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