Boston College Eagles baseball is in the middle of its best stretch of the season.
Granted, that’s not saying much, but it is nevertheless the case. BC has won three in a row and four out of its last five games, including its most recent Atlantic Coast Conference series against Miami, and they are looking for more. They will get the chance for that when the Virginia Tech Hokies come up from Blacksburg for a weekend visit to sunny Chestnut Hill.
It will be the Eagles’ penultimate ACC series of the 2013 season, which might not necessarily be a bad thing considering that they’re 10-35 on the year, but when it comes to playing better baseball, the adage better late than never comes to mind. On another note, it’s also the final one BC will host this season, with the seniors being honored in the Sunday finale. The schedule does, however, indicate that there is one final home game this season on May 14 against the Maine Black Bears.
The Hokies are 28-18 (11-13) and looking to clinch their spot in the 2013 ACC Tournament, from which the Eagles have been long since eliminated. We could dump stats on you all morning, but at this point in the season, none of it matters. Either Boston College is going to reach down for some extra pride and gut out a few wins or they won’t.
Promotions and special events: On Friday, the first 47 students to go to the game and show Boston College identification will get a free BC hat.
Saturday is the Second Annual ALS Awareness Game, being done in support of Pete Frates and Dick Kelley, two major players in Boston College sports who are both suffering from the disease. Last year’s inaugural ALS Awareness Game got a record crowd at Shea Field; all are invited to attend.
On Sunday, BC baseball’s seniors will be honored.
Friday afternoon’s game is at 2:30pm, Saturday’s game begins at 1:30pm (preceded by a pregame ceremony), and Sunday’s game begins at 1pm (also preceded by a pregame ceremony).