Baseball Bows in Beanpot Title Game to Boston College, 8-0

Harvard's Jeff Reynolds applies the tag to Tom Bourdon on a steal attempt in the Beanpot championship game at Fenway Park on April 26, 2011

BOSTON, Mass. – Boston College's Andrew Lawrence had two hits, two runs batted in and earned the win on the mound Tuesday night as the Eagles defeated Harvard, 8-0, in the Beanpot championship game at Fenway Park.

Five Harvard errors led to three unearned runs early in the game before BC got some cushion in the top of the ninth inning as three Harvard relievers walked four batters.

The Crimson was led by freshman third baseman Jack McGuiggan with the Hingham, Mass. native going 2-for-4 in his Fenway Park debut. Senior Dillon O'Neill was also 2-for-4.

Jack Colton, from Milton, Mass., also had a hit in his Fenway debut and Samuel Franklin earned a hit in his final Beanpot game.

Harvard had several threats in the game. With BC leading 1-0 in the third inning, Tyler Albright was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the frame. Danny Moskovits lined a long ball towards the gap in left-center. BC's Matt Sudol made a spectacular catch on the warning track and doubled off Albright at first.

In the fourth, singles from O'Neill and McGuiggan put runners on base with one out but BC reliever Matt Brazis was able to get a strikeout and a grounder to the that threat.

O'Neill and McGuiggan singled again in the sixth but Nick Bayuk got an inning-ending double play ball to keep the Crimson off the scoreboard.

Andrew Hatch provided two innings of scoreless relief while Jonah Klees (2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 K) also pitched well. Dan Berardo took the loss (0-2), allowing one earned run in 4.0 innings in which he walked one and struck out one.

The Crimson is back in action this weekend with a home-and-home series against Dartmouth.