Eagles Lose First Game, Lead Second Suspended Game at UNC

Boston College’s weekend in Chapel Hill has been dreary so far, with a loss and plenty of rain.

On Friday evening, the Eagles baseball team fell to the #10 North Carolina Tar Heels in a 15-1 rout. On Saturday evening, Boston College took a 5-2 lead into the fifth inning before the game entered a seemingly-indefinite suspension due to wet weather. The game is expected to be resumed on Saturday night.

As a result of Friday’s loss, the Eagles fell to 20-27 (9-16), cutting their slim ACC Tournament berth’s margin of error down even further, making a Saturday win crucial to their postseason hopes. Boston College has slipped into 10th in the conference standings for the time being, while holding the second-worst overall record ahead of Duke.

From the Boston College perspective, Friday night’s contest was a disaster. North Carolina struck in the first inning for a run, followed by eight in the second, and two more in the third, fourth, and fifth each to put the Heels ahead 15-0 after five innings. Hunter Gordon got the start for the Eagles and did what they call “taking one for the team” in pitching four futile innings, allowing 12 earned runs.

Tom BourdonThe Eagles mashed out nine hits but only converted it into a run once; Tom Bourdon and and pinch hitter John Hennessy both had two hits apiece in the defeat.

In Saturday’s second game, expected to resume at approximately 8:30pm, the Eagles were the team to get off to a good start offensively. So far, Blake Butera has two hits and two RBI in his three at-bats, while seven Eagles have already tallied hits. Eric Stevens pitched 3.1 innings with two earned runs allowed.

Sunday’s series finale will be on ESPN3.

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