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BC Baseball Falls in Three Straight Games to No. 18 Louisville

This past weekend, BC Baseball was swept in their weekend series against No. 18 Louisville, ending their two game win streak heading into the series. The Eagles lost 6-1 on Friday, took the Cardinals to extra innings only to lose 10-6 in the top of the eleventh on Saturday, and took a 15-1 loss on Sunday. Although their record drops to 9-14 after this weekend, BC’s Luke Gold led the games in hitting, and RHP Evan Moore had a perfect three innings in Sunday's game, his first full game back since beating cancer. 

On Saturday, the Eagles almost pulled out the win through a strong hitting performance and right-handed pitchers Brendan Coffey and Sean Hard. Joe Vetrano started the Eagles off strong with a two-run home run in the second inning. Sophomore Travis Honeyman had the team-leading eleventh multi-hit game of the season, keeping the Eagles in the game. Luke Gold also had a two-run home run to tie the game 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh. Sean Hard had a strong start on the mound, striking out five and giving up only one run in the first four innings. Brendan Coffey had three scoreless innings as a closer, striking out three and giving up no runs in the ninth and the first two extra innings. The Cardinals finally scored four runs in the eleventh to hand the Eagles the hard-fought loss. 

On Sunday, Evan Moore stepped up on the mound in the third inning after Louisville scored four runs. He gave the Eagles a chance to come back by shutting down the Cardinals over three innings, leaving in the sixth inning with three perfect innings: no walks, no runs, and two strikeouts. This marked the first time Moore has been on the mound since March 10, 2020. He spent the 2021 season fighting and beating testicular cancer. After Moore left, unfortunately, the Cardinals came back swinging and scored 11 more runs over the next three innings. 

The Eagles hoped to bounce back from the series on Tuesday. They played Connecticut at 3 P.M. in Connecticut, losing 5-3. Today, they are back home in Chestnut Hill to play Merrimack.

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