The good news for Boston College Eagles baseball is that they ended their nine-game losing streak on Friday while also picking up their first conference win of the 2014 season.
The bad news is that they followed it up immediately with a loss.
Furthermore, the games were not even held on their home field, despite being the home team.
In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Boston College won, 2-1, but in the second, they fell by a 6-2 score. The split moves Birdball’s overall record to 7-13 (1-7) on the season.
Both games were played on the campus of Northeastern University as Shea Field remains unplayable — as of Wednesday night, the grounds were in poor shape and the outfield even still had a few mounds of snow on it. Apparently, no games will be hosted by Boston College for the foreseeable future, with Saturday’s rubber game against the Deacs to be played at Bryant University in Rhode Island. In fact, the Eagles’ game against Holy Cross earlier this week was also postponed due to said field conditions.
Despite this embarrassing situation, the Eagles were still able to find a way to end their losing streak and win an ACC contest. That would be the first game, in which Boston College walked off in the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 victory. The run scored on a Joe Cronin sacrifice fly.
In the second game, the Eagles and Demon Deacons combined for five errors while ordinarily stable starter Andrew Chin only went three innings deep into the game for Boston College. He sustained his first loss of the season on Friday afternoon.
Having lost ten of eleven, Boston College baseball has completely faded out from their hot 6-3 start to the season, but at least we know they will not go 0-for-the-ACC.