The Boston College Eagles picked up a 5-2 victory over Harvard in Lynn Massachusetts in the opening round of the 2007 Baseball Beanpot. The Eagles received a complete game from Ted Ratliff who only allowed eight hits and two runs in his nine innings. Boston College was led on offense by Joseph Ayers who went 2-3 with an RBI for the only multiple hit game by a BC player. Harvard used a combination of nine pitchers as they used this game as preparation for their big series against Brown this weekend which will likely decided the Red Rolfe division title. Harvard offensive leader was Brendan Byrne who went 3-4 with a run scored.
In the other game in the Beanpot, Northeastern pounded UMass 17-6 at Friedman Diamond to put the Huskies in the Beanpot final next Wednesday at Fenway Park against Boston College. The Huskies used a four run first inning to jump on the Minutemen early and never gave them a chance to get comfortable in Brookline.
The Northeastern Huskies used five homers to get a 9-3 victory over James Madison in Game 2 of the CAA conference showdown. Jeff Thomson picked up the victory for Northeastern by working 7.2 innings while giving up three runs to up his record to 3-2 on the season. James Madison starter Justin Wood only lasted 4.0 innings while giving up six runs on nine hits. Northeastern was led by Frank Pesanello went 3-4 with two runs and three RBIs which all came on his two homers. The teams will play the final game of their three game set at 1 pm Sunday where James Madison will try to salvage a game.
James Madison Recap
Dan Houston got his first start of the season on Tuesday and took full advantage as he led the Eagles to a 10-3 victory over cross-town rival Northeastern. Houston went eight innings while only surrendering two earned runs on nine hits. He picked up his second victory on the season as Dan is making his transition back into a starter’s role as he filled miserably as the team’s closer during the opening weekends. Eric Campbell hit his second home run in as many days to lead the Eagle offense. Northeastern starter Dan Zehr got the loss by only lasting 4.0 innings while giving up seven runs. His record drops to 1-2 on the year. Northeastern will return to action on Wednesday when they visit Marist while BC is off until Thursday when they host North Carolina for a three game set. The CBB might be in attendance for the series depending on the weather.
William & Mary 9 Northeastern 3
William & Mary picked up a 9-3 victory over Northeastern to take the series two games to one. Pat Kantakevich pitched 7.0 innings while scattering ten hits and three runs to pick up the victory.
William & Mary Recap
Game 1 Delaware 9 Towson 8
Game 2 Towson 9 Delaware 8
The Delaware Blue Hens and Towson Tigers split a doubleheader on Sunday each won a game by the same exact score of 9-8.
Towson Game 1 Recap
Towson Game 2 Recap
Hofstra 9 George Mason 7
The Hofstra Pride picked up their first win in the CAA with a 9-7 victory over George Mason. Matt Prokopowicz went 2 for 2 in the victory with a homer, three runs scored, and two RBI in the victory.
George Mason Recap
Northeastern has added Mike Glavine to their coaching staff for the upcoming season Head Coach Neil McPhee announced. Glavine was recently inducted into the Northeastern Sports Hall of Fame in October. Mike will be in charge of the infielders and hitters. He is a resident of Billerica like his more famous brother Tom Glavine of the New York Mets. The full release available here and the his baseball facility can be checked out here.
The Northeastern Huskies have announced their 2007 baseball schedule. There is a weird series with Winthrop on April 13-15th but the rest of the schedule is expected. They open the season up with a exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox and stay in Florida to play some games at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. NU had a very solid season in their inaugural season in the CAA and should be in the middle of the pack this season because they have lost their number 1 pitcher in Adam Ottavino.
Full schedule available here.