2009 ACC Baseball Championship: Boston College Cruises Past Miami, 10-1
May 22, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. (theACC.com) -- Boston College rattled seven Miami pitchers for 12 hits and 10 runs Friday as the Eagles coasted to a 10-1 victory over the Hurricanes in the 2009 ACC Baseball Championships.
Both Boston College (33-24) and Miami (36-20) were eliminated from championship consideration Thursday, but the Eagles bolstered their NCAA Championship credentials with an impressive victory over the No. 17 Hurricanes.
The Eagles got a strong performance from left-handed starter Pat Dean (6-4), who scattered eight hits in seven innings, while walking none and allowing just one run. By the time he gave up Scott Lawson’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, BC had a 10-run lead.
Kevin Moran and Mike Dennhardt each turned in a scoreless inning of relief to wrap up the win.
Boston College jumped to a quick lead in the top of the second inning, ripping Miami starter Iden Nazario (L, 6-4) for three hits and four runs. The big blow in the inning was a bases-loaded single by centerfielder Robbie Anston that drove in two runs.
The single was the 82nd hit of the season for Anston, tying the Boston College single season record set by Jared McGuire in 2005.
The Eagles added three more runs in the fifth off Miami reliever John Housey. BC designated hitter Harry Darling drove in two runs with a single in the inning. The Eagles added three final runs in the seventh with doubles from first baseman Mike Belfiore and right fielder Andrew Lawrence.
Boston College won two of three games in the ACC Championship’s round-robin format. Miami finished 1-2.