Boston College 2011-12 in Review, Part IV: Other Men’s Sports

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Part I: Football
Part II: Men’s basketball
Part III: Men’s ice hockey

Just as we do every year when we’ve wrapped up the three main sports at Boston College, it’s time to turn our attention to all of the other varsity teams in maroon and gold. Sometimes they don’t get enough attention from us, though it is important to keep up with all of the ups and downs in all corners of our athletics program. Today, it’s the mens’ sports aside from football, basketball, and hockey that are assessed.

Unfortunately, after the hockey article, if you were looking for more good news, you probably won’t find it today. Take hockey away (both men’s and women’s) and Boston College athletics is in quite a dire place right now. Some of our other male student-athletes performed well in 2011-12, but overall, the results were disappointing.

Teams are in alphabetical order.

Baseball

This season isn’t quite over yet, but it’s about to be soon. Boston College baseball is at 20-30 (9-18), tied for last place in the ACC Atlantic. There are three conference games to go and they have not yet been mathematically eliminated from ACC Tournament contention, but they will fight an uphill battle to get to Greensboro.

The 2012 campaign began with an early-season tournament victory in South Carolina as BC won the Caravelle Resort Tournament. In fact, the Eagles rocketed out to a 6-2 start, even putting forth a representative effort against the Boston Red Sox before the wheels came off on their year. Since then, to date, BC has gone 14-28, losing precisely two-thirds of their games. Easily their most notable win of the season was a 17-6 victory over #1 Florida State at home on April 15.

Tom BourdonTom Bourdon leads the team with a .323 batting average. Nate Bayuk has the team’s lowest ERA at 3.14.

Cross Country

Men’s XC competed from September to November, with their best finish being 2nd of four teams at the Dartmouth Invitational on September 10. Unfortunately, they came in 11th place in the ACC championship, 14th of 33 in the NCAA regionals, and 13th of 17 in the IC4A championship, which was actually a small improvement from the previous season.

Louis Serafini earned All-East honors, finishing 22nd individually in the IC4As.

Fencing

Men’s fencing had its highs and lows but actually seems to have accomplished some things this academic year. Despite a few overall losses, this team earned its fair share of wins, collected some medals, and ultimately finished in a tie for 19th at the NCAA Tournament. Peter Souders qualified from this team, and he won 10 bouts in the big dance.

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