It took four weeks. Four long Saturdays. Four starts, but Bryan Radziewski (1-2) finally got his first victory of the season Saturday night at Mark Light Field. The junior left hander pitched seven strong innings limiting Boston College to two runs on three hits while striking out eight Eagle batters as #16 Miami Hurricanes (9-5, 2-0 ACC) defeated BC 5-2.
The Hurricanes scored first in the bottom of the fourth. After Willie Abreu led of the inning with a double, David Thompson hit a rocket shot up the middle that nearly hit Eagle's starting pitcher Andrew Chin on it's way to center field. With the hard single the Canes took a 1-0 lead and Thompson collected his eighth rbi of the year.
The Miami lead quickly evaporated in the top of the fifth. BC third-baseman Gabriel Hernandez hit a double to left that plated freshman Johnny Adams, who led off the inning with a walk. The next batter Blake Butera singled through the hole on the left side of the infield to bring in Hernandez and give Boston College a 2-1 lead.
The Hurricanes struck back in the bottom half of the fifth. Senior outfielder Dale Carey was hit in the backside with a Chin fastball. Carey quickly stole second base and scored on double off the left field wall by fellow senior Brad Fieger to tie the game at two.
After Radziewski coasted through the top of the sixth, the Canes put the game out of reach in the bottom half. Abreu led off with a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. David Thompson moved Abreu to third with a sacrifice bunt. Freshman Zack Collins followed with a walk to put runners on the corners. Sophomore Brandon Lopez knocked in his seventh run of the year with a dribbler to short after BC's shortstop Johnny Adams' throw to the plate was not in time to get the speedy Abreu. After Garrett Kennedy flied out to right for the second out of the inning, Dale Carey electrified the crowd with a laser beam triple down the left field line that plated Collins and Lopez. The extra base knock was rbi's seven and eight for Carey and put Miami in front to stay 5-2.
Freshman Bryan Garcia pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to earn his fourth save of the season. Garcia ended the game in style striking out the side in the Eagle ninth.
The Hurricanes go for the sweep over Boston College Sunday afternoon at 1pm at Mark Light Field. Fans are encouraged to bring their brooms to the ballpark as sophomore LHP Andrew Suarez will take the hill for the suddenly streaking Hurricanes.