In one of their biggest tests over the past two seasons, the BU Baseball team spent three days on the road, trying to remain perfect. Game one was Friday night in Lynn, MA against a much improved Tufts ballclub. Freshman Josh Jason made his presence felt in his second start of the year tossing a complete game in a 5-2 Terrier victory. Rebounding from his first outing that lasted only three innings, Jason struck out 7 and kept Tufts in check all night. It was Junior Kevin O’Sullivan who tied the ballgame in the top of the sixth when the score was 2-1. The Terriers expanded their lead in the seventh and Jason finished them off with a 1-2-3 inning to seal the victory.
It was an early Sunday morning for the Terriers. Up to see the sun rise, BU made the trip to Jim Penders field in Manchester Connecticut for a 10am start to a doubleheader against Fairfield. Winning their division each of the past three seasons, Fairfield was looking for revenge against a Terrier team that ended their season with a loss last fall in the NECBA championship game. Game one was controlled by BU throughout, due mostly to Bowie Matteson’s stellar performance on the mound. Giving up only two earned runs to a mighty Fairfield offense, Matteson was in control throughout, and let the Terrier offense explode. After stranding several runners in the first two innings, the Terriers unloaded in the later innings of the game. Never trailing, BU provided 13 runs led by Junior captain Jordan Kessel with 5 runs batted in, and Sophomore Ross Zamparelli with three hits and 4 RBI’s.
Game two was much of the same with the Terriers winning an 8-3 ballgame. David Luna started and threw four strong innings, and O’Sullivan provided the relief with three scoreless, sealing the victory for the Terriers. In what was a much shorter doubleheader than last week, the BU baseball team left early and made the long trek home with the taste of victory and Red Potato Pizza still fresh.
BU will face rival Harvard this upcoming weekend at Harvard. Hopefully with a weakened roster due to the graduation of Stefan Botarelli, the Terriers will take advantage and sweep the doubleheader. Games start at 2pm.
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