A hellish day or two for Boston College sports sandwiched another loss for the Eagles baseball program.
On Friday evening in Charlottesville, Virginia, the #3 Virginia Cavaliers defeated the Boston College Eagles, 8-1. With the loss, Birdball drops to 6-10 (0-4) on the season, having lost seven games in a row.
The Eagles were outclassed by their top-five opposition nearly from the start, falling behind in the second inning and never catching up to the Wahoos. In fact, Boston College scored its only run in the top of the ninth, after Virginia had scored its eight.
Those eight Cavaliers runs came on 14 hits, which included four extra-base hits but no home runs. Boston College’s only run was “batted” in by Gabriel Hernandez on a bases-loaded walk, scoring Joe Cronin.
John Gorman took the loss for Birdball, going four innings and allowing four runs. Nathan Kirby won for Virginia, going six and a third deep into the contest while throwing shutout ball and scattering four hits.
Boston College has two more games against Virginia this weekend, both of which seem like longshot prospects given the caliber of their opponent.