Boston College Baseball Loses 17th-Straight ACC Game


A foolish man once said, “things can’t possibly get any worse.” Boston College baseball knows better.

With a 3-2 defeat on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles were swept by the #19 North Carolina State Wolfpack in their three-game series in Chestnut Hill. The bad news is that BC continues its historic decline in dramatic fashion, falling to 6-29 (0-17).

Even if BC goes 13-5 in their remaining eighteen games, they will set a program record for most losses in a single season. The reverse of those numbers is far more likely, with even fewer than five wins probable over that stretch.

In fairness to the Eagles — who if they haven’t broken an ACC record for consecutive losses, they have certainly embarrassed themselves all the same — their losses to the Wolfpack over the weekend were competitive games. Sunday’s defeat was no different.

The sad news for the Eagles is that they finally got a strong pitching performance, but even when they do get them on occasion, the offense is still so tragically inept that they can’t win, anyway. Andrew Chin went seven innings in the hard-luck loss on Sunday, giving up two runs and two hits. NC State only managed three hits in the entire game, but BC got just four themselves, putting a mere seven men on base from start to finish. Chin was also harmed by three more Eagle errors in the field, bringing the team’s total up to 59 for the season.

Many games over the first 35 they’ve played, however, were not close. Still, there is no trophy for dropping one-run games and not getting the big hit — or any hits — when you need one.

Boston College baseball as a whole has regressed tremendously over the last few years, and by the end of the spring, we may learn if athletic director Brad Bates is interested in changing the course of non-revenue sports that are failing, or if he is content to let them work out their own issues.

This season for Boston College has been a disaster in all senses of the word, and the nightmare continues on Tuesday as the Rhode Island Rams visit the Eagles.