Boston College Eagles baseball was still unable to go home on Saturday afternoon for their series finale against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and their losing ways continued.
The Eagles are now losers in 11 out of their last 12 games as they dropped the rubber game against the Deacs in an 8-0 shutout at Bryant University’s Conaty Park. The defeat drops Birdball to 7-14 (1-8) on the season; the program has lost its 120th game under Mike Gambino in the middle of his fourth season.
It would seem as though Boston College never had much of a chance in this one, falling behind in the top of the third inning for good (notably, Wake got two runs on no hits) while getting stood on their heads by Wake starter Connor Kaden. He would come up with seven innings of shutout ball, while the Demon Deacon pitching staff as a whole four-hit the Eagles.
Jeff Burke took the loss for Boston College, dropping to 0-2 on the season. He pitched into the fifth inning and was charged with five earned runs.
That’s about as deep as we need to dig into this one. At this point, it might be wise to apply the past tense when referring to the morbid state of the baseball program, as it would likely fail the poke-it-with-a-stick test. For example, it’s not collapsing: it collapsed.
Tuesday’s game against Northeastern is scheduled to take place on the Heights; stay tuned for word on that.