There are six ACC games remaining for Boston College baseball in their regular season, and being just one game out of the final spot in the conference tournament, every one will be crucial.
On Friday evening, the Eagles begin their three-game set with the North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC is in first place in the ACC Coastal with a 13-8 record.
There is not much recent history between these two teams, believe it or not. Boston College and North Carolina have not faced each other on the diamond since May 2009 at Commander Shea Field, where the Tar Heels took two of three from a good BC club.
With last-place Duke coming up on the schedule, it is perhaps not critical that BC win this series, though it would help quite a bit. Realistically, the Eagles need to steal a game and hope that they can sweep Duke at home and get some breaks with other teams losing so that they may slide into the tournament.
On Saturday, the sailing team — one of the national championship squads we have around here — will begin competing for the Geiger Trophy. This is the local tournament which takes place along the Charles River.
Before long, they will be contending once again for the national championship. As of May 2, Boston College is ranked #5 in the country.
The softball team, much like the baseball team, will also be taking on the UNC Tar Heels this weekend. As an aside, the first ever BC softball game I attended was one I called as a broadcaster — and the Eagles got no-hit by North Carolina. Hopefully, the ladies have a little more luck this weekend than they did those few years ago. Doubleheader game times on Saturday are 1pm and 3pm at Shea Field.