#35 Coastal Carolina Drops 8-3 Decision to Boston College
Feb. 18, 2012
CONWAY - Boston College completed the Caravelle Resort Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record, completing the sweep with an 8-3 win over host Coastal Carolina (1-2) Saturday night. The Eagles also defeated Virginia, 5-3, and James Madison, 8-5.
Tom Bourdon paced the Eagles Saturday night versus the Chanticleers, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Anthony Melchionda was 2-for-5 with three RBI. Hunter Gordon (1-0), who got the save for BC versus Virginia in game one, started on the mound versus CCU and picked up the win. Gordon pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk with six strikeouts.
The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. After Bourdon reached on an error, Melchionda launched a two-run home run over the left field wall. Boston College used the long ball to get on the board in the third. With one out, Bourdon cleared the right-field wall to give BC a 3-0 lead.
Boston College padded its advantage in the fourth, score five to build an 8-0 lead. Marc Perdios had a leadoff double and scored one batter later on Spenser Payne's RBI double to center. The Eagles would load the bases after a walk and an error then plate two on a second error of the inning. Bourdon would drive in Blake Butera on a double to right.
Coastal tacked on three runs in the ninth to provide the final score. Patrick Corbett started the home half by being hit by a pitch and Bryce Dial reached on an error. Corbett would later score from second on a passed ball and Josh Powell plated Dial with a sacrifice fly. Keith Picconi capped the scoring with a solo home run to right-center field.
CCU freshman starter Ben Smith (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing six hits and eight runs (three earned) in 3.1 innings. He struck out three and walked one. Devin Bradley added 2.2 scoreless innings and Austin Wallace pitched the final three innings, allowing one hit and striking out six.
Coastal Carolina will return to action next weekend, hosting the Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach, played primarily at Myrtle Beach's BB&T Coastal Field.