The Boston College Eagles were again evicted from home on Friday, and the visiting Florida State Seminoles did not make their Shea Field exile any more enjoyable.
In the first game of this ACC series which was played in Kingston, Rhode Island due to unplayable field conditions in Chestnut Hill, Boston College fell to the Seminoles, 6-0; meanwhile, the second game, the Birdball blew a 7-2 lead in the ninth and lost, 11-7.
With the pair of defeats, the Eagles drop to 7-17 (1-10) on the season.
The first game was very black and white: Boston College was never in it as they were one-hit by Florida State starter Luke Weaver. He went the distance for the win, facing just two batters over the minimum while no-hitting the Eagles into the seventh inning. Chris Shaw was the only Eagle to get a hit in the first contest.
As for Game Two, the Eagles were able to slug their way past Florida State for eight innings. Without the appearance of a home run — as Boston College is not a high slugging percentage sort of team — they were able to take a 7-2 lead into the ninth against the nation’s #1 team.
That’s where it came unglued for Boston College, as they would allow nine runs in the inning, eventually dropping the game by an 11-7 score. Thirteen men came to bat for the Seminoles, and one of them, John Nogowski, got two hits in the inning — the latter of which was a grand slam to break the 7-7 tie that quickly came into being.
Florida State scored eleven runs in the game on just seven hits, but were the beneficiaries of seven walks and two hit batters. Andrew Chin took a no-decision in this one, going seven and a third innings for Boston College with two earned runs; his bullpen wasted a stellar performance against the top team.
The baseball team is bad. Very, very bad. At this point, they have lost 14 out of their last 15 games with no lead safe and no end in sight. Between the constant losing and the disaster that is the preparation of the field, meager though it is, Birdball is in complete disarray.
These two teams will finish their series on Saturday at 1pm in Kingston.