CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Mike Dennhardt tossed eight shutout innings while striking out 11 to lead host Boston College to a 3-0 victory over Dartmouth on Wednesday afternoon at Shea Field. Mickey Wiswall had a two-run double for the Eagles (28-17), while freshman Jake Carlson (Woodlands, Texas) had three of the five hits for the Big Green (23-14).
Dennhardt (5-0) did not allow more than one base runner in any inning, and Carlson was the only Dartmouth hitter to reach second base. He struck out at least one batter in each of his eight innings on the mound and retired 10 straight at one point.
Carlson led off the game with a single and stole second with two down, but could advance no further. Freshman David Turnbull (St. Louis, Mo.) and senior Mike Pagliarulo (Winchester, Mass.) each singled to lead off an inning, while Carlson added another single and a double in his four trips to the plate. But none got further then their hits took them.
Boston College got on the board in the second when Matt Hamlet stroked a two-out double and Mike Augustine dropped a shallow fly just in front of sophomore left fielder Sam Bean (Needham, Mass.) to score Hamlet with the first run of the game.
In the third, the Eagles touched up freshman starter Max Langford (Fairfax, Va.) for two more tallies. Andrew Lawrence singled with one gone and Tony Sanchez walked to put runners at first and second. Wiswall followed with his double into the right-field corner, easily scoring Lawrence while Sanchez just beat the relay to the plate for what turned out to be the final run of the game.
Having thrown 119 pitches in his eight innings of work, Dennhardt was lifted in favor of Geoff Oxley, who had trouble harnessing his pitches. Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases with one out. The Eagles called upon Nate Bayuk from the bullpen, who struck out both pinch hitters that came to plate to preserve the shutout and the victory for his first save of the year.
Langford (1-2) took the loss, yielding the three runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out one.
Dartmouth now prepares to host the Ivy Championship series against Cornell (16-21, 10-10 Ivy), who defeated Princeton in a playoff to decide the Gehrig Division participant. The doubleheader Saturday begins at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park at noon. Tickets for the twinbill will go on sale at the field one hour prior to the first pitch. Adult tickets are $5 while youths 14 and under get in for $3. Ivy League students with a valid college ID will be admitted free of charge. The third and final game, if necessary, will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. The entire series will be available via video streaming at DartmouthSports.com, as will the audio broadcast and live stats. Dave Collins and Wayne Young ’72 will provide all the action for listeners.