Jose Iglesias went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated Northeastern University, 13-2, in the second game of a doubleheader at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
Boston defeated Boston College, 6-0, in its first game since October 3rd earlier on Saturday. Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run home run in the win for the Red Sox.
Northeastern jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Ryan Maguire’s (1-for-2) solo home run on the game’s first pitch from Red Sox starter Ryan Weiland (2 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K). The Huskies added another run in the top of the fourth inning, but the Red Sox responded with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the inning. Boston added two runs in the fifth inning and six runs in the sixth to secure the victory.
Jacoby Ellsbury was 0-for-1 with a walk and both Mike Cameron and Jed Lowrie went 0-for-2 for the Red Sox. David Mailman (1-for-2, RBI, 1 run), Peter Hissey (1-for-2, 2 RBI), Luis Exposito (1-for-2) and Juan Carlos Linares (1-for-3, 1 run) all had solid outings for Boston.
Rich Hill secured the win for Boston, pitching one inning and giving up a run and a walk while striking out one. Blake Maxwell was credited with a hold after giving up one hit and striking out two in the fifth inning for the Sox.
Kevin Ferguson was the losing pitcher and was also credited with a blown save for Northeastern. In 1/3 of an inning, Ferguson gave up two hits, five runs (three earned runs) and four walks in the fourth. J.T. Ross was the Huskies’ starting pitcher, and he tossed two scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and one walk.