Red Sox on the mound:
Beckett was dominant over two innings, striking out five. Of Beckett's 21 pitches, 18 were strikes. Lefty Craig Breslow was impressive in relief, striking out three over two innings of work.
Northeastern on the mound:
Bobby Carrington of Westfield, Mass., had a strikeout and didn't allow a hit over an inning of work.
The Red Sox will have a busy day on Friday, hosting two games at City of Palms Park. Right-hander Kyle Snyder will pitch the 12:35 p.m. ET contest against the Blue Jays. Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his highly anticipated debut against Boston College in a 6:05 p.m. ET encounter.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.