* 2B Michael Foster (Pickering, Ont.) was plunked on the chin with a throw from the catcher and stayed in the game to deliver a two-run single as Northeastern thumped Boston College 10-1. .... 2013 Top Canadians eligible for draft 2013 Canadians in College Letters of Intent 2012 Canadians in the Minors 2012-13 Canadians at Canadian schools
By Bob Elliott
The worst chin I ever saw was Todd Stottlemyre’s.
Stottlemyre tried to go first to third in Game 4 of the 1993 World Series and it was not pretty.
Michael Foster of the Northeastern Huskies might be close.
After Stottlemyre worked a lead-off walk in the second inning Robbie Alomar singled up the middle off Tommy Greene at Veteran’s Stadium.
Centre fielder Lenny Dykstra fired to shortstop Kevin Stocker, who relayed to third baseman Dave Hollins, who slapped the tag on Stottlemyre.
The right-hander wearing his blue warm-up jacket on the chilly, wet night, he belly-flopped into third with his 89-foot slide ending the second.
Trailing 4-3 in second Stottlemyre allowed a two-run homer to Dykstra and Rob Butler pinch hit for him in the third.
The Jays won Game 4 by a 15-14 score for a 3-1 lead in the best of seven Series.
Foster was hit in the chin with a ball on the throw from the catcher after sliding into third as Northeastern beat Boston College 10-1.
Like Stottlemyre, he stayed in the game and Foster delivered a two-run single giving him two hits and three RBIs on the day.
Foster had two hits including a grand slam in a 7-2 win over Villanova.
And he was also in the lineup as Northeastern played the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.