The bad news is that the Boston College Eagles baseball team had its worst season in program history in 2013, losing 40 of the 52 games in which they played, including 25 of their 29 ACC contests.
The good news is that the nightmare is over. BC’s season ended on Saturday afternoon following a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Maryland Terrapins in ten innings.
On Thursday, the Eagles took the series opener, 2-1. Hunter Gordon, arguably the team’s best starting pitcher over the full course of the season, got a well-earned win to end his Boston College pitching career. Chris Shaw went 2-for-3 in the victory.
On Friday, Boston College had the tables turned on them in a 4-1 defeat, and in the season finale on Saturday, the Terps grabbed the rubber game after BC blew a 4-run lead across the bottom of the 8th and bottom of the 9th.
The team’s final batting average is .209, one of the lowest in Division I. Boston College was outscored by 148 runs, 322 to 174. They also committed 82 errors over the course of the season, which was second-most in the ACC.
Now, realistically, Brad Bates watch begins. One would imagine that the head coach, Mike Gambino, is in serious jeopardy of losing his job after losing 107 games in his three years (51-107 overall record). There are a great many things to fix about the program, including long-term things such as facilities development, but bringing in a new face to start over would be a good place to start.