April 29, 2006
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Shawn McGill had three hits and Boston College took advantage of three fourth-inning Georgia Tech errors as the Eagles (24-21-1, 6-17 ACC) evened the three game Atlantic Coast Conference series with the fifth-ranked Yellow Jackets (33-11, 14-9) with a 5-4 win on Saturday at Shea Field.
Georgia Tech played without its first two hitters in the batting order, left fielder Steven Blackwood and center fielder Danny Payne, who were injured in an on-field collision in the first inning of Friday’s game. The Yellow Jackets saw their six-game ACC win streak come to an end.
Boston College starter Terry Doyle (4-4) picked up the win after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings. He issued four walks and struck out four batters.
Kevin Boggan earned his sixth save of the year by pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game. Matt Mayer pitched 1.1 innings of perfect relief.
Boston College outhit Georgia Tech, 12-8, including two hits each from Jared McGuire, Ryan Hutchinson and Eric Campbell. The Yellow Jackets left eight runners on base and hit into two double plays.
Whit Robbins staked the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning with a three-run homer, his ninth of the year.
Boston College answered with six straight two-out hits in the bottom of the inning to tie the score at 3-3. After the first two hitters of the inning were quickly retired on groundouts, the Eagles strung together a double and five consecutive singles, including RBI hits from McGill, Hutchinson and Campbell.
Boston College took advantage of three Georgia Tech errors in the fourth inning to score two unearned runs and take a 5-3 lead.
Georgia Tech pulled to within 5-4 in the sixth inning on three straight singles from Luke Murton, Michael Fisher and Chris House, but the Yellow Jackets were held to just one hit over the final three innings by the Boston College bullpen.
Tech failed to take advantage of other scoring opportunities. The Jackets loaded the bases with two outs in the first inning but failed to score, and managed just one run in the sixth inning after three of the first four hitters singled. Tech was 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Georgia Tech and Boston College conclude the three-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m.