DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€“ The Michigan State baseball team lost to Boston College, 4-1, in its final game of the Bethune-Cookman Invitational Sunday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
BC starter John Leonard allowed just one run on seven hits in 7.2 innings to earn the win for the Eagles, who improved to 5-4 for the year.
Freshman David Garner, in his first collegiate start, took the loss for the Spartans after allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits in four innings.
Boston College took an early 1-0 lead in the first, but the Spartans (7-3) tied the game in the fourth on a Torsten Boss RBI single.
The Eagles took the lead for good with a run in the fifth and scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to go up, 4-1.
Senior first baseman Jeff Holm led MSU by going 3-for-4, while Ryan Jones and Boss had two hits apiece.
The Spartans return to action Wednesday, March 9 to face Miami-Ohio at 11 a.m. in Lakeland, Fla.