#2 Florida 4 Boston College 0
Florida sophomore left-hander Brian Johnson (Cocoa Beach, Fla.) retired the first 17 hitters of the game and combined on a two-hit shutout with classmate Steven Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.) as the No. 1 Gators (5-0) defeated Boston College (2-2), 4-0, in the opener of a three-game series on Thursday at McKethan Stadium.
Johnson (2-0) established a school record with 27-consecutive batters retired after setting down the final 10 USF batters last Friday night, eclipsing the previous mark of 23 set by Bryan Augenstein against Cincinnati on Feb. 11, 2006. Johnson’s stretch versus the Eagles was the second-longest by a Gator pitcher to open a game behind Augenstein and he has tossed 12 scoreless innings to begin the season. Johnson allowed one hit and had five strikeouts over six innings against BC and Rodriguez followed with three innings of one-hit ball, in which he tallied three strikeouts, to earn his first save of the year.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The No. 20 University of Miami baseball team scored a season-high six runs, while giving up no earned runs, to defeat visiting Appalachian State, 6-3, on Thursday night to open the three-game series at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables, Fla.
The Hurricanes (3-2) handed the Mountaineers (4-1) their first loss of the season with solid pitching that helped overcome four errors on defense.
UMiami freshman pitcher Adam Sargent and junior hurler Sam Robinson combined for four scoreless frames to conclude the contest, as Robinson collected his first career save with a flawless ninth inning. Neither team scored over the final five frames as both bullpens stood tough, allowing a combined three hits.