The Boston University Terriers took to the field this morning for the first time in 2012. At Harvard’s home field, the weather was cool but the intensity was high as one of the largest crowds ever in support of BU baseball took over the Harvard field and gave the Terriers a home field advantage, only miles away from campus.
Andrew Kratzer took the mound in the first game and after struggling to find the zone in the first inning, Kratzer settled down and took over the game striking out 12 batters in only six innings. The Terriers didn’t need to take the field in the seventh after nobody woke up potent Terrier offense. The offense only managed three hits off of the Crimson, and fell in the first game of the doubleheader.
In the second game. Bowie Matteson took the mound and was sensational. Matteson kept the Crimson in check and thanks to the help of some sensational plays behind him, earned the win. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth inning that the Terriers finally crossed the plate. Playing some small ball, after Mike Robinson got hit by a pitch, he was moved to second by a sacrifice bunt by Matteson, and Eli Crozier knocked in the tying run with a double to left before getting thrown out at third attempting to stretch it to a triple.
The win was incredibly important for the Terriers as every game is a huge game in the short season. They will take the field again next Saturday and look to sweep their first doubleheader of the year.