Boston College’s baseball team doesn’t have much these days, but it finally has a home field again, and a win over Connecticut.
Birdball’s 2-1 victory on Tuesday afternoon over the UConn Huskies came in their final at-bat, improving them to 8-18 on the season. It is just the second win for the Eagles in their past seventeen games.
With seven home games having been moved in recent weeks, Boston College finally played at Shea Field. Those who turned out saw a 0-0 game into the sixth inning, when UConn scored on a wild pitch to go ahead by a run.
The Eagles would get that run back in the bottom half of the inning, with Tom Bourdon reaching on a throwing error and Joe Cronin scoring.
Ironically, in the bottom of the ninth, Boston College would score the winning run on an error as well: an E-6 allowed Michael Strem to cross the plate and gave the Eagles a rare victory.
Things still look very grim for Birdball, as the program has been well short on wins over the last several years and the team is still ten games under .500 now. Boston College will get a chance to cut into that deficit a little more on Wednesday afternoon as they will host UMass.