After winning back-to-back games to snap a fifteen-game losing streak, a new losing streak has begun as the Boston College Eagles re-entered ACC play.
The Clemson Tigers have come to Boston and taken the first two games of their three-game conference series from the Eagles. On Friday, Clemson won, 7-5, and on Saturday, 9-2. With those two defeats, Boston College baseball falls to 5-24 (0-13) on the season.
2013 is both a nightmare in terms of record and in terms of statistics. After the two losses to the Tigers, Boston College’s team batting average has dropped to just above the Mendoza Line at .201, and the team ERA remains highly inflated at 6.78. Furthermore, the run differential has gotten worse again, now at -120 (88-208) through only 29 games.
At 5-24, losing two games after winning two, the good tidings (however many there were) are gone again. The BC baseball program is in a serious situation, now miles behind the second-worst team in the ACC. The conference school with the 11th-best overall win percentage is Wake Forest at 17-14 (.548); the Eagles are at 5-24 (.172), a full 11 games behind. In terms of conference contests only, the Eagles at 0-13 have a four-game “cushion” for last place: Maryland is the next-worst ACC team at 4-9.
The series finale takes place on Sunday at noon.