Unless you been living under a rock, you have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Many eople don’t recognize this started with a former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates who has ALS. You can check out a SportsCenter feature on him below. Continue reading
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Head baseball coach Mike Gambino announced on Thursday that Rhode Island head coach Jim Foster will join the coaching ranks as the associate head coach at Boston College. Foster, who will be the Eagles’ pitching coach, as well as work with the catchers, brings 12 years of experience to the Heights. Continue reading
Boston College Eagles
2013 record: 12 – 40 (4 – 25 ACC, 6th place)
Finish: No postseason
To put it bluntly, the Boston College Eagles were out of their element in ACC conference play in 2013. The Eagles lost their first 20 conference games before surprisingly winning a home series with Miami to get off the schnide.
The Cavaliers were named by 10 coaches as this year’s team to beat, while Florida State received four first-place votes. Continue reading
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Boston College head baseball coach Mike Gambino continues a tradition he started his first year at the Heights in 2011 by selecting a current player to wear No. 8 in honor of former player Peter “Sonny” Nictakis. Each season, a player who has battled adversity and represents the best qualities of BC Baseball will wear Sonny’s old number. Continue reading
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team rounded out its staff by added Jimmy Van Ostrand as a volunteer coach, head coach Mike Gambino announced on Wednesday afternoon. Van Ostrand brings seven years of international and minor league playing experience to the Eagles.
“It is extremely important to me that we surround our players with high character people who can help them develop on the field and also into quality men off the field. I think Jimmy fits that mold and is a great fit with our staff,” Gambino said. “He is coming off a great playing career and comes to us with extensive experience that our boys will be able to draw from. He will be a huge asset to our program and we are extremely lucky and excited to have him join as staff.” Continue reading
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team released the 2014 schedule on Thursday. The 55-game slate features eight teams that were in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and includes a 14-game home stand in Chestnut Hill.
The Eagles open the season in California, taking on Nevada at Santa Clara University on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 and then playing the host Broncos in the second game of a doubleheader on the 15th and finishing the weekend with a noon game on Sunday. Continue reading
Student-athletes returned to campuses around the nation in the past few weeks. Here is a look at the top six coaches on the hot seat as we enter the fall practice period. This list is in no particular order. Continue reading
No. 14 Georgia Tech continued its hot start to the season, downing Boston College 12-5 in the first of a three game series. Senior RHP Buck Farmer picked his 4th win of the season with a 6 inning, 8 hit, 5 earned run, 7 strikeout, 3 walk performance. Farmer wasn’t his usual sharp self, as he had entered the game with just one earned run allowed all season before surrounding five to the Eagles, but his offense was able to bail him out scoring the final 8 runs of the contest. Kyle Wren, Daniel Spignola, and Zane Evans each had three-hit games, with Evans blasting his 7th home run of the season to deep right center field. Boston College starter Eric Stevens dropped to 0-4 on the season, finishing the game with a line of 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, and 4 K’s. Boston College jumped off to a 2-0 lead after picking up a run in each of the first two innings but was unable to hold onto the lead. BC has been one of the Farmer’s toughest career opponents, especially after last season’s 4.1 IP, 14 H, 11 ER performance at Commander Shea field in Boston. The Yellow Jackets improved to 7-1 all-time against the Eagles in Atlanta and 14-7 overall. In games where at least one Tech player hits a home run, the Jackets hold a 9-0 record. Continue reading