Despite the fact that Boston College baseball entered Friday’s game on a miniature hot streak over regional opponents, it was back to ACC play and back to losing.
Boston College Eagles baseball was defeated by the North Carolina Tar Heels, 7-0, in the first meeting of a three-game set in Chestnut Hill on Friday. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 9-19 (1-12) on the season. It is the fourth time this year that Birdball has failed to score a run.
On Friday, the Eagles offense was again stymied, scattering just three hits, which were recorded by John Hennessy, Chris Shaw, and Joe Cronin. The North Carolina starting pitcher who made that possible was Trent Thorton, notching a complete-game shutout at Shea Field on a very low total of 91 pitches. (For those disconnected with the sport of baseball, if you’re Boston College, that’s really bad; not only did Thornton cruise, he probably could have pitched another two innings.)
Including Friday’s defeat, Boston College’s team batting average has dropped to .221, which is easily lowest in the ACC, with Notre Dame’s .239 being second-lowest. The team leader in hitting, Logan Hoggarth, was without a base-knock on Friday and sits at .262.
Birdball will be forced to dig deep for some hits on Saturday as they face the Tar Heels in game two of this series, looking for their second conference win of the year. Fans will be invited to the game at 1:30pm following the conclusion of the Jay McGillis spring football game, which kicks off at noon at Alumni Stadium.