The Boston College baseball team continued their losing ways in their Saturday finale against the #1 Florida State Seminoles.
Wrapping up their weekend series in Kingston, Rhode Island on the University of Rhode Island campus, Birdball fell to the Seminoles, 10-1. Florida State has swept the three-game set while Boston College baseball drops to 7-18 (1-11) on the season.
Florida State wasted no time getting out front, plating three runs in the top of the first against Eagles starter Jeff Burke. Not all was his fault, as he only allowed one hit while one error made all three of those runs unearned.
Boston College did not waste any time scoring, either, but their lone run came in the bottom of the first on a Chris Shaw sac fly. The offense would not be heard from again as they only collected one more hit over the final eight innings of play.
The Seminoles, however, would pound out eight more hits and score seven more times to push Boston College baseball to yet another defeat. Florida State starting pitcher Bryant Holtmann went six strong innings for the win, allowing one run on three hits. Brandon Johnson came on in relief, throwing three perfect innings to retire the Eagles.
What we have here is a program that continues to devolve into disarray, with losses becoming customary and scoring offense being the exception as opposed to the rule. Boston College averages just under three runs per game and has only hit three home runs in 25 games. The way this is going, maybe the team being kept away from Chestnut Hill is not an accident. Granted Florida State is a top team in the country and will be one of the favorites if they reach the College World Series (CWS tickets) but BC needs to provide a better showing.
For their next game, Birdball will allegedly host Connecticut on Tuesday, but it is doubtful the field will be ready in time.