Boston College Defeats Wake Forest, 6-1, to Claim Series
April 28, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College defeated Wake Forest 6-1 in Game 2 to capture the series on Saturday afternoon at Shea Field.
The loss drops the Demon Deacons to 26-18 overall and 9-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while the Eagles are now 18-26, 8-15 ACC.
For the second straight day, the Boston College pitching staff held the Wake Forest offense in check, allowing just one run and six hits without surrendering a walk. Eric Stevens started and got the win by pitching 6.1 innings, scattering four hits and striking out five. John Gorman earned the save by pitching scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
The Eagles pitching staff also retired the Deacons in order five times and faced the minimum in six of the nine innings.
Jack Fischer started for Wake Forest and turned in a solid performance, going a career-best 6.0 innings and allowing four earned runs. Fischer gave up seven hits, struck out two and walked two in the loss to fall to 3-4.
Boston College went up 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the second, but Wake Forest responded with its first run of the series to tie the game in the top of the third.
Mark Rhine led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a failed pickoff attempt by Stevens. Stephens then reached on a bunt single to advance Rhine to third and put runners on the corners.
Pat Blair drove in the only run of the game in the next at bat after hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to score Rhine.
That was the last threat for the Demon Deacons until the seventh inning, as Stevens retired all nine batters he faced in the fourth through sixth innings.
Down 4-1 in the top of the seventh, Wake Forest put together three consecutive single to load the bases, but reliever Nate Bayuk induced an inning-ending double play to get BC out of the jam.
Wake Forest and Boston College will wrap up the series tomorrow at 12 p.m. at Shea Field.