2013 for Boston College baseball has been memorable for all the wrong reasons, and on Wednesday evening, they reached another anti-milestone.
The Eagles fell to the St. John\’s Red Storm, 9-5, at Thomas Dodd Stadium in Norwich, CT. It drops Boston College to 6-34 on the year, breaking the program record for most losses in a single season. Additionally, BC’s losing streak has reached nine games.
In each of the first two innings, Boston College, playing as the road team, scored two runs, but gave them back in the bottom half of each inning. In the top of the third, the Eagles took a 5-4 lead, but only kept it there until the bottom of the sixth when St. John’s scored four times. The Red Storm tacked on an additional run in the bottom of the 7th.
Matt Alvarez lost for Boston College, allowing four runs in one inning — none of those runs were earned. Joey Christopher earned the victory for St. John’s.
The bad news, if one chooses to see it in such a way, is that there are still a dozen games remaining on the schedule. A season of 40 losses or more is still highly likely, which would rank amongst the worst seasons in Atlantic Coast Conference history. With an overall win percentage of .150, short of a major turnaround in the final few weeks, this will almost certainly end up as Boston College baseball’s worst season ever.
The Eagles return to the diamond on Friday afternoon at home against Miami.