Wake Forest Splits Doubleheader with Boston College
March 21, 2014
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeBaseball)
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Wake Forest fell to Boston College 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader with Boston College on Friday and defeated the Eagles 6-2 in the second game in ACC play. The games were played at Northeastern University's Parsons Field.
Boston College (7-12, 1-6 ACC) won a tight first game while Charlie Morgan had three RBIs in the second game behind a one-hit outing from McLeod.
Morgan had three combined hits in the two games with Grant Shambley who also had three hits.
Game 1 Recap:
The Demon Deacons fell 2-1 in the first game as Boston College scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning off a sacrifice fly.
Jack Fischer pitched 8.0 innings giving up just five hits, one earned run, two runs with just one walk and two strikeouts. Fischer has pitched a total of 25.0 innings in his three ACC starts this season, going at least eight innings in each outing.
Tied 1-1 going into the ninth inning, BC got base runners early before the game-winning sacrifice fly. Evan Stephens, Grant Shambley, Charlie Morgan, Matt Conway, Will Craig and Nate Mondou each had one hit in the game.
Wake Forest scored first in the game as Mondou doubled to lead off the third inning. After moving to third base on a sacrifice bunt from Jimmy Redovian, Mondou scored on a wild pitch to put Wake Forest up 1-0.
BC tied the game up at 1-1 in the third as Gabriel Hernandez singled to right field to bring home a run. The Eagles then singled twice to start the ninth before the walk-off sacrifice fly.
John Nicklas earned the win for Boston College while Hernandez and Joe Cronin each had one RBI for the Eagles.
Game 2 Recap:
McLeod had another strong outing for Wake Forest in the second game as he relinquished just one hit, one run, no earned runs and struck out nine. He was one strikeout short of his career high of 10. McLeod did not give up a hit until the sixth inning and allowed only one base runner before that after a BC batter reached on an error.
Wake Forest plated two run in the first, one in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth to close out the Eagles 6-2. Boston College scored once in the sixth and ninth but the Eagles were handcuffed offensively for most of the game as BC had just four hits.
Morgan doubled in the first inning to score Stephens and Shambley, putting Wake Forest up 2-0 in the initial frame.
Conway singled in the third inning to plate Stephens as Wake Forest took a 3-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Shambley reached on an error which led to Redovian scoring. Morgan followed it up with a triple to right center field which scored Shambley to put the Demon Deacons up 5-0.
Wake Forest made it a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning of an RBI-single from Shambley. Boston College scratched out a run in the sixth and one in the ninth but Wake Forest finished the game on a double play to win 6-2.
Wake Forest is back in action on Saturday as the Demon Deacons and Eagles will play finale of the series at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.