Foxborough native Nate Bayuk did something no other Boston College pitcher could against the Boston Red Sox Thursday … retire the side in order.
Bayuk, a BC graduate student, started Thursday’s scrimmage against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. and hurled a perfect bottom of the first inning.
Bayuk got leadoff hitter Justin Henry to fly out to left field, Brock Holt to ground out to second base and Jackie Bradley to fly out to center.
BC pitcher Hunter Gordon replaced Bayuk in the bottom of the second inning. The Eagles used seven pitchers Thursday in an 11-1 loss to the Red Sox.
Thursday’s scrimmage was the 23rd between the Sox and Eagles in Fort Myers.
Bayuk, a lefthanded reliever out of the Eagles' bullpen, is a graduate student for BC. In his career, Bayuk is 7-6 with a 4.49 earned run average and began the 2013 season with 84 career strikeouts in 112.1 innings.
Last year, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder had a 2.76 earned run average in 23 relief appearances, striking out 34 batters while allowing just 10 earned runs and six walks. Bayuk is a Xaverian Brothers' alum.
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