BRIGHTON, Mass. – No. 13 Boston College baseball exploded for a program record in runs in an ACC game with a 24-12 win over Georgia Tech at the Harrington Athletics Village on Sunday afternoon. The win also marked the fastest season to 20 wins in Eagles history at 20-6 as BC is 8-4 in the ACC having won each of its first four series for the first time since joining the league.
The Yellow Jackets (17-11, 6-6 ACC) took the lead immediately in the top of the first with a three-run home run by left fielder Angelo Dispigna, but it was their only lead of the game. The Eagles promptly answered in the home half with a three-run home run from junior second baseman Patrick Roche (Milton, Mass.).
BC went in front on a two-run home run by sophomore second baseman Nick Wang (Newton, Mass.) in the third. Georgia Tech scored a single run in the fourth and that was all the scoring that occurred until after the seventh inning stretch.
The Eagles poured in seven runs to stretch their lead to 12-4, but the Yellow Jackets responded with five in the eighth to cut the BC lead to 12-9. The Boston College lineup had plenty left in the tank as a 12-run home half of the eighth kicked off with a three-run home run by junior left fielder Cameron Leary (Bethpage, N.Y.).
Five Eagles drove in three or more runs with Roche leading the way at four RBI and was one of six players with three hits.
Sophomore right-hander Eric Schroeder (Ridgewood, N.J.) was the first BC reliever of the day. Schroeder (4-1) got the win with 3.1-shutout innings as he struck out five and walk one, while scattering three hits. Junior RHP John West (Shrewsbury, Mass.) gave up four runs on five this and two walks with five strikeouts in a 3.2-inning start.
Lefty Cody Carwile (2-2) took the loss in a 2.2-inning start for the Yellow Jackets. He surrendered five runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The Georgia Tech players homered with first baseman John Giesler hitting a pair.
Score: No. 13 Boston College 24, Georgia Tech 12
Records: Boston College 20-6, 8-4 ACC; Georgia Tech 17-11, 6-6 ACC
Stadium: Harrington Athletics Village
· Roche tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the first with a three-run home run to left.
· Wang hit a go-ahead, two-run home run to left in the third to make it 5-3.
· Leading by a run in the seventh, BC poured in five runs beginning with a two-run double from Burns.
· The Eagles added RBI singles in the seventh from Roche, Vetrano and Mercado.
· After BC’s eight-run lead was cut to three in the top of the eighth, the Eagles responded with a three-run home run to right by Leary to begin an eight-run frame.
· BC totaled 12 runs on six hits in the eighth.
· BC pitchers combined for double digit strikeouts with 11 for the 15th time this season.
· BC scored 20 or more runs for the first time since defeating Fairfield 20-1 in 2020.
· BC’s 24 runs and 21 hits were each the most in an ACC game this season. BC’s 24 runs are a program record in the ACC having previously defeated Wake Forest 23-2 in 2009.
· Burns tallied his sixth multi-hit game of the season and 21st of his career.
· Burns hit his fourth double of the season and 13th of his career.
· Landwehr hit his first double of the season and 13th of his career.
· Leary hit his seventh home run of the season and 25th of his career, which stand alone for sixth all-time in BC history.
· McNulty hit his first career triple.
· Roche hit his second home run of the season to extend his hit-streak to a career-best eight games and reached base streak to 16.
· Roche registered his eighth multi-hit game of the season and 13th of his career.
· Roche drove in a career-high four RBI.
· Schroeder struck out a career-high five batters.
· Wang hit his fourth home run of the season.
· Wang posted his fifth multi-hit game of the season.
· Wolff hit his first and second doubles of the season.
· Wolf recorded his first multi-hit game of the season.
Boston College heads to Amherst on Tuesday, April 4 for the Beanpot semifinals at 3 p.m.