Baseball ACCtion: Wednesday, May 5

May 5, 2010

Boston College Beats Harvard, 7-3

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior John Spatola drove in three runs and hit his 12th home run of the season and the bullpen tossed 5.0 shutout innings as the Boston College baseball team defeated Harvard, 7-3, Wednesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.

Spatola went 3-for-4 in the game with a solo homer and two runs scored. He also stole two bases. Junior Matt Hamlet was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and runs scored and senior Mike Sudol went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

The Eagles' (26-20) bullpen kept the Crimson at bay beginning in the fifth inning and only allowed one hit. Freshman Hunter Gordon picked up his first collegiate win after throwing 2.0 innings and junior Kevin Moran threw 2.0 frames as well with three strikeouts. Sophomore Matt Brazis closed out the game with a perfect ninth inning.

Harvard didn't waste any time and got on the board with a run in the top of the first. Dillon O'Neil led off the game with a single and then stole second and third with one out to get himself 90 feet from the plate. Chris Rouches walked to put runners on the corners but was picked off when he took off for second. Tyler Albright managed to get the run in with a two-out single.

Maryland Falls to Liberty, 11-1

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Michael Robertson hit a three-run home run in the first inning to give Liberty an early lead and Cameron Giannini struck out 10 in seven innings as the Flames defeated Maryland 11-1 Wednesday afternoon.

Liberty scored a total of four runs in the first inning and tacked on five more in the fifth. Three of the fifth-inning runs came on a two-out, bases loaded bloop single by Kenneth Negron that dropped between second baseman David Poutier and center fielder Matt Marquis.

Giannini (4-3) gave up just one run on seven hits to earn the win.

The Terps had taken a 1-0 lead in the first inning with three straight hits by the top of the lineup. Alfredo Rodriguez led off with a double and was knocked in by Zach Fisher's single. Gary Schneider followed with a single of his own, but was stranded on base along with Fisher.

Schneider had his fifth straight multiple-hit game to lead the Terps offensively, but Maryland was unable to score after the first inning.