UMass Splits Doubleheader With BC
May 1, 2003
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior outfielder Matt Boulanger (Westfield, Mass.) went four for seven with two doubles and four runs batted in, as the University of Massachusetts baseball team split a doubleheader against Boston College at Shea Field. The Minutemen won the first game 6-2, before the Eagles came back to win 7-6 in the second contest. UMass now stands 17-15 on the season, while Boston College moves to 24-18.
In the first game, Boston College held a 2-0 lead after three innings, before UMass rallied for five runs in the top of the fourth inning. Boulanger keyed the inning with a three-run double, while senior designated hitter Chris Morgan (Cranston, R.I.) and sophomore outfielder Curt Szado (Monson, Mass.) both added RBI singles. Freshman righthanded pitcher Jon Davis (Ludlow, Mass.) picked up his first collegiate victory, allowing two runs on four hits in six-plus innings of work. Sophomore lefthanded pitcher Scott Ratliff (Helendale, Calif.) retired to final three batters for his sixth save of the season.
In the second contest, the Minutemen jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the top of the first, as Boulanger, Morgan, Szado, junior third baseman Adam Stojanowski (West Roxbury, Mass.) and sophomore outfielder Jason Twomley (Fitchburg, Mass.) all drove in runs. Boston College came back to win, with Ryan Morgan hitting a three-run homer in the second, and Vinny Scavone adding a two-run game-winning single in the seventh.
UMass returns to action this weekend, when it plays host to St. Bonaventure in a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and a single game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.
Game One: Massachusetts 6, Boston College 2 R H E Massachusetts 000 500 1 - 6 8 1 Boston College 101 000 0 - 2 4 0 UM: Jon Davis, Scott Ratliff (7) and Tom Ellerbrook. BC: Mike Wlodarczyk, Matt Elfeldt (6) and Shawn McGill. 2B: Matt Boulanger 2 (UM), Vinny Scavone (BC). 3B: None. HR: None. Win: Jon Davis (1-1). Loss: Mike Wlodarczyk (1-1). Save: Scott Ratliff (6).
Game Two: Boston College 7, Massachusetts 6 R H E Massachusetts (17-16) 501 000 0 - 6 7 0 Boston College (25-18) 040 000 3 - 7 7 3 UM: John Toffey, Jeremy Demers (6), Scott Ratliff (7), Matt Torra (7) and Frank Curreri, Tom Ellerbrook (6). BC: Joseph Martinez, Mike Gauthier (3), Ryan Morgan (7) and Garrett Greer. 2B: Chris Morgan (UM), Zach Keenan (BC), Vinny Scavone (BC), Michael Flynn (BC). 3B: None. HR: Ryan Morgan (BC). Win: Ryan Morgan (1-1). Loss: Scott Ratliff (0-2). Save: None.