Hurricanes Complete Sweep Of Boston College With 4-3 Win

Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Hurricanes Score Four Runs In The Sixth As They Complete Sweep Of The Eagles

The Hurricanes used a four run sixth inning to complete the sweep of the Boston College Eagles and secured their fifth straight win overall.  Boston College right handed pitcher Jeff Burke was locked in a pitcher's duel with Hurricanes lefty Andrew Suarez until the bottom of the sixth.  Dale Carey got things started with a blooper that fell into right field. After a Tyler Palmer bunt, Willie Abreu intentional walk and infield hit for Brad Fieger, Alex Hernandez came up with the bases loaded.  Hernandez hit a grounder that was botched by Boston College second baseman Blake Butera which allowed Carey and Abreu to score and advancing Fieger to third.  With David Thompson up next he hit a scorcher off Burke's wrist that allowed Fieger to score and advanced Hernandez to third.  Then a passed ball by Boston College catcher Nick Sciortino allowed Hernandez to score and gave the Hurricanes their fourth and final run of the inning.

The Eagles began their quest for a comeback starting in the top of the seventh inning against Andrew Suarez when Boston College left fielder Nick Colucci drove in Johnny Adams who had reached on a error making the score 4-1.  With runners on first and third and Gabriel Hernandez up at the plate, Suarez got Hernandez to pop up in foul territory allowing David Thompson to record the third and final out of the inning.  That would end the day for Suarez who pitched a great game, the lefty  finished with seven innings pitched with one run none earned on four hits while striking out three.

Things got a bit interesting in the top of the eighth when Boston College faced off against reliever AJ Salcines.  A Blake Butera single and Chris Shaw double put runners at second and third and that would end the day for Salcines forcing Adam Sargent to come in.  Sargent fared no better as he allowed a single to Boston College shortstop Joe Cronin allowing Butera to score making it a 4-2 game.  Then he allowed a single to designated hitter Johnny Adams putting runners on each base, Sargent's day was done after that.  Called upon next was freshman Bryan Garcia to try and get out of the mess Salcines and Sargent had created and as he has done for the whole season Garcia delivered.  Garcia got Boston College center fielder Tom Bourdon to fly out to right field on a sac fly which cut the lead to 4-3 but then delivered a huge strikeout against Boston College left fielder Nick Colucci ending the inning.  Garcia then came back on the mound again the in top of the ninth and retired the side, recording his fifth save of the year.

With the win the Canes went to (10-5 , 3-0 ACC) and with the loss Boston College falls to (6-9, 0-3 ACC).

The Hurricanes return to action on Tuesday March 11th as they welcome in the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats for one game.  First pitch is slated for 6 PM. The game can be heard on the radio on 90.5 WVUM.

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