One of the biggest upsets of the day was between two ACC teams with Boston College beating Virginia 5-3 behind sophomore Eric Stevens who pitched six innings giving up three runs on seven hits. Leading the Eagles offense was a Spenser Payne three run homer in a four run fourth inning. Continue reading
Game 1: #3 North Carolina 10 Xavier 2
Carolina took a commanding four-run lead after the first inning in game one and never looked back en route to a 10-2 season-opening victory over Xavier.
Tommy Coyle opened the year as he finished 2011 by reaching base safely for the 30th consecutive game with a single to left field in the first. Colin Moran followed with a single of his own before Cody Stubbs was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Jacob Stallings. Continue reading
The story of the year in the ACC was how much more dominant the ACC Coastal Division was with four teams winning 19 or more games on the year. Virginia ended up tying Georgia Tech for the overall conference and Coastal Division titles with identical 22-8 records. North Carolina finished in third place in the division with a 20-10 record while Miami (FL) went 19-10 for fourth place. Virginia Tech started the conference season with one win in their first nine games but ended up going 10-11 the rest of the year to finish the season with an 11-19 record. Duke finished in last place with a 7-23 mark. Continue reading
The Tar Heels were named by seven coaches as this year’s ACC team to beat, while Georgia Tech received four first-place votes and Florida State one. Continue reading
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – At least 43 games involving Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams are scheduled to be carried nationally and/or regionally by ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3 and RSN (Regional Sports Network) during the 2012 season.
All 12 conference teams are represented on this year’s schedule. In addition, all 13 games of the ACC Championship will be televised live for the fifth straight year. The first four days of the tournament, set for May 23 through May 27 at Greensboro, N.C.’s NewBridge Bank Park, will be carried by RSN. The championship game, scheduled for noon on Sunday, May 27, will be telecast nationally by ESPN2. Continue reading
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team released the 2012 schedule on Tuesday. For a second year in a row, the 56-game slate begins with a tournament in Myrtle Beach and concludes with nine of the last 13 games at home.
In 2012, the Eagles will face 11 teams from the 2011 NCAA Tournament, including two (North Carolina and Virginia) that advanced to the College World Series and two (Connecticut and Florida State) that went on to Super Regionals.
The Boston College Eagles finished the 2011 season with a 17-33 overall while going 7-22 in ACC play. The biggest victory came over the University of Virginia on April 30th in 11 innings as Anthony Melchionda hit a game winning double to give the Eagles the walkoff victory.
This biggest issue in 2011 for the Eagles was starting pitching which suffered several injuries during preseason workouts and during the non-conference portion of the schedule. They ended up finishing the season with only one starting pitcher and going with the bullpen for all other games. They finished the campaign with the worst ERA in the ACC at 5.63. Continue reading
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team took part in the seventh annual Welles Remy Crowther Red Bandanna Run on October 15 to support the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust.
The baseball, softball and fencing teams competed and volunteered in the race while the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams offered their services as well. Continue reading
Former Boston College baseball and hockey standout Joe Morgan was featured in a recent Boston College magazine article by Dan Barry. Morgan played for the Eagle baseball and hockey programs graduating in 1953 from the school in Chestnut Hill. He decided to pursue a baseball career in which he made his MLB debut in 1959. Morgan ended up playing four years in the Majors with five different teams but never becoming an everyday player. Continue reading