Beckett sparkles vs. Boston College

Beckett sparkles vs. Boston College

at Fort Myers, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 28

Red Sox at the plate: Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz had RBI doubles to spark an eight-run second inning for the Red Sox. Bobby Kielty and Brandon Moss also had RBI hits in the inning. With the regulars out of the game, the Sox erupted for nine runs in the fifth.

Boston College at the plate: After being no-hit by the Red Sox for the first four innings, Eric Campbell led off the fifth with a single against Boston lefty Javier Lopez.

Red Sox on the mound: Ace Josh Beckett retired all six batters he faced, striking out four. Beckett reeled off 25 pitches, 18 of which were for strikes. Manny Delcarmen also looked sharp, striking out two in his perfect inning of work.

Boston College on the mound: Ted Ratliff started for Boston College and retired Boston's top three of Jacoby Ellsbury, Pedroia and Ortiz.

Up next: The Sox play a Major League opponent for the first time this spring on Friday night when they make a short bus ride to Hammond Stadium to play the Twins. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for Boston. He'll be opposed by Boof Bonser. Hideki Okajima, Mike Timlin and Julian Tavarez will work out of the bullpen for the Sox.

Ian Browne is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.