The woes have continued for Boston College Eagles baseball in 2013, having two more chances to earn their first conference victory and falling short in both.
Wake Forest, hosting the Eagles in a three-game series in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, took both games of a Saturday twinbill. In the first contest, the Demon Deacons won, 5-1, and in the second game, Wake Forest won, 9-2. With the two defeats, Boston College’s record falls to 6-32 (0-19), just one loss shy of tying the program single-season record for losses at 33. BC has now lost seven games in a row.
The Demon Deacons held Boston College’s normally-quiet bats silent again in the first game of the doubleheader, with the Eagles tallying only three hits. Their lone run came in the ninth inning on a run-scoring double play. Hunter Gordon took the loss for BC, allowing five runs (three earned) in 6.2 innings pitched, striking out three and walking two. Justin Van Grouw won for Wake Forest and came an out short of a complete game.
In the second game, the Eagles got on the board right away in the top of the first, but Wake Forest took that run back and more in the bottom of the first, going ahead 2-1. It would remain that way for almost five innings, but the Deacs blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth when they plated seven runs on only four hits. That half-inning featured two walks, a hit-by-pitch, and a throwing error. Boston College scored once more in the top of the eighth and totaled a more respectable seven hits for the game.
When all is said and done, based on past performance of all other programs in the conference, this will likely go down as the worst individual season by a team in ACC history barring a dramatic turn of events. The Eagles will look to start that turnaround on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the series.