BC 12-Tulane 0; Whitecaps Schaffer Suspended

by Dave B. in

With their 12-0 win today, Boston College has taken the first two games of the season-opening series from Tulane. Mike Dennhardt (Chatham '09, '10) pitched 7 innings and allowed just two hits to pick up the win. Boston College lead 4-0 before Matt Watson (Y-D '10) and Mickey Wiswall (Y-D '09) each hit three-run homeruns to put the game out of reach. Matt Petiton (Wareham '07) was the losing pitcher. The Eagles took the first game of the series on Friday, 8-5. Tulane has announced that star catcher Jeremy Schaffer (Brewster '10) has been suspended for 11 games for violation of the "student-athlete policy." The suspension is the equivalent of 20 percent of the Green Wave's season. After a stellar freshman season last year, Schaffer was on the Johnny Bench Award Watch List and earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors. Schaffer is on the Brewster Whitecaps roster for the 2010 season. For more on this story, see Tammy Nunez' column in The Times-Picayune:  http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/2010/02/tulane_baseball_catcher_jeremy.html