Minutemen Fall to Eagles In Beanpot Consolation Game
April 21, 2005
Boston - The Minutemen (5-23) dropped the consolation game of the 2005 Beanpot to Boston College (24-12) by the score of 8-6. BC starter Nick Asselin held the Minutemen hitless for the first five innings until sophomore second basemen Anthony Santos singled up the middle. Santos had three of the Minutemen's six hits going 3-4 at the plate with a run scored while senior Jason Twomley reached base for the 15th consecutive game.
The Minutemen took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second as a sophomore DH Travis Munsey hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score sophomore Bryan Adamski. The Eagles then exploded for four runs in the top half of the fourth. Infield singles by Drew Locke and Jason Delaney got the inning going for BC. Catcher Shawn McGill then singled to center knocking in Locke. Leftfielder Mike Flynn singled to load the bases and Delaney was forced home after DH Ryne Reynoso drew a walk from UMass starter Aaron Smith. The Eagles added two more when second baseman Jonny Weiss singled up the middle scoring Flynn and McGill to put BC up 4-1.
The Eagles would tack on runs in the top of the fifth and sixth to extend their lead to 6-1. The Minutemen struck back in the bottom of the 6th with a four fun inning of their own. Santos broke up Asselin's no hitter with a single up the middle and ,with one out, Bill Rankin reached on an error by Weiss. Senior Jason Twomley then drew a walk to load the bases for Curt Szado who earned an RBI as he was hit by an errant Asselin pitch. Rankin scored in the next at bat as Adamski grounded out to second. Freshman Bryan Garity capped off the inning with a two RBI single to bring the Minutemen within one at 6-5.
The Eagles would add two more insurance runs in the eighth as Delaney hit a two run homer over the Green Monster to increase the lead 8-5. The Minutemen added a run in the bottom of the 9th as pinch hitter Andy Tuetken doubled off the Monster and reached third on a McGill passed ball. He would later score on a ground out by Bill Rankin.
Minutemen reliever Jeremy Demers pitched final two innings and picked up the loss to fall to 1-6 on the season. Eagles starter Nick Asslin threw 6.1 innings allowing three hits and one earned run to pick up his first victory of the season and for his career.
The Minutemen return to action Saturday as they travel to Fordham for a three game weekend series. First pitch of game one is at noon.