Shea Field is open for business, and so far, it has been a good luck charm for Birdball.
On Wednesday, Boston College Eagles baseball won its second game in as many days by beating the Massachusetts Minutemen, 7-6. With the victory, it is their first time winning consecutive games since February 28 and March 1 when the Eagles beat Central Michigan and Villanova in Florida.
Boston College was forced to come from behind in this game twice, going down 1-0 in the top of the second inning and again in the top of the third, 6-2. From there, the Eagles would slowly chip away at the UMass lead, eventually tying the game in the bottom of the fifth on a Tom Bourdon sac fly. Boston College took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth on an E-1 with the Minuteman pitcher making a bad throw.
Bobby Skogsbergh, on in relief for the Eagles, got the victory as his team completed the comeback while he was on the mound. John Nicklas earned the save.
These two wins by themselves don’t change the bottom line for Birdball, who are now 9-18 on the season, but they are two stinging losses for schools we don’t like in the span of two days. That in itself is worth something.
It’s back into the ACC fire for Birdball this weekend as they will host the North Carolina Tar Heels in a three-game conference series from the Heights. The second of those games will start towards the end of the football spring game.