Boston College Baseball Sweeps Maryland Doubleheader


Boston College Eagles baseball swept their doubleheader with the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, winning another ACC series and setting up their potential first sweep of the year.

With the pair of victories, Birdball improves to 16-27 (7-16) on the season. It is Boston College’s eighth series win against Maryland out of their last nine, in what will be their final conference meeting. The Eagles have won four out of their last five games, playing their best baseball since their 6-3 start to open the 2014 campaign.

The first two games of the series were played on Friday due to the threat of wet weather in the Boston area on Saturday.

In game one, the Eagles pitched their way to a 5-1 victory, getting a solid start and win from John Gorman. He pitched into the sixth inning, allowing only one run, then handing the ball off to Mike King for a three-plus inning save.

With four runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Chris Shaw, the Eagles led wire-to-wire. Maryland was held to just four hits.

Meanwhile, the second game of the doubleheader with the Terps started exactly the same way: with Boston College scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Shaw, who singled in that inning, would hit his second home run of the day in the bottom of the third as Birdball would track towards a 7-4 victory over Maryland. Andrew Chin took the ball for the maroon and gold, going five innings into the game and earning his fourth win of the season. After getting several other innings out of the bullpen, John Nicklas pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

On Sunday, Boston College baseball will host the second annual Wounded Warrior Project game at Commander Shea Field. The Eagles will be clad in special uniforms, which are being auctioned.