Mikio Aoki, the new head coach of baseball at Boston College has changed the recruiting strategy of the Eagles. He just signed St. John’s (Shrewsbury MA) shortstop Garrett Smith who will join the Eagles in the fall of 2007. Smith was recruited by the University of Maryland and Notre Dame but decided to join the Eagles because they are a local school. Full article linked here.
Mikio who is a resident of Plymouth Mass has become very active in the local recruiting scene by picking up a bunch of players in the area. There was a story this summer of him signing a player from Framingham Legion in July. The strategy of the Eagles is starting to look like they are going to sign all the good talent in the northeast and show those Southern schools that Boston kids can play some hardball.
Boston College has officially announced that they will be building a new baseball facility in the near future on the Brighton campus. This is a huge move for the Boston College Baseball program as they continue to improve and become a force in the ACC in the near future. I am looking forward to the days when I go to games at BC and see 4,000 people cheering on the Eagles.
New Baseball Stadium included in Master Campus Plan
Kevin Boggan and Terry Doyle (both of Boston College) came through in the clutch to win games 2 and 3 for the Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox which clinched the CCBL championship for the second time in the last three seasons. Boggan pitched 7.1 innings giving up only one earned run including striking out six batters. By winning this game, He forced a deciding third game on Sunday which was started by his YD and Boston College teammate Terry Doyle who was masterful on Sunday. He pitched six innings of two-hit baseball and only gave up a homerun to Bradley Suttle (Texas).
Cape Cod Baseball Release
Cape Cod Times Article
Cape Cod Times Article about the Team Chemistry of YD
The Standard Times gives us an Article about Wareham
This should bode well for the Boston College pitching staff next season. They return the Co-Pitcher in the Cape Cod League in Terry Doyle, a former Draft pick in Adam Crabtree (15th round in 2004 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Dan Houston who pitched extremely well in the NECBL with a 1.90 ERA, and Kevin Boggan will be back in a closer or even a starter role for the Eagles under new head coach Mikio Aoki.
Ryne Reynoso, a seldom used pitcher and a starting outfielder for the Eagles decided to turn pro and sign with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves will pay him a $100,000 as a signing bonus and will pay for his senior year at Boston College also. Reynoso will be making the minimum $1,100 a month.
Full Article can be read here.
Yarmouth Dennis outlasted the Brewster Whitecaps by the score of 6-5. Yarmouth Dennis was led by a solid but not outstanding pitching performance from Bryan Henry. He gave up 4 runs in his seven innings of work. Barry Enright gave Brewster a poor start in the game by giving up 5 runs in his 4 innings of work. Cole DeVries gave up only one run in the last four innings for Brewster. Brad Emaus led the offense for YD by going 2-2 with 2 RBI’s. Evan McArthur and Buster Posey both went 2-4 with an RBI.
Yarmouth-Dennis will host the Wareham Gatemen in the Championship series starting Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.
Cape Cod Baseball League Game 3 Recap
Cape Cod Baseball League Brad Emaus article
Cape Cod Times article
Terry Doyle was named Pitcher of the Week in the Cape Cod League this week. He had a no-hitter and had 16 strikeouts in his two starts combined. This is a serious boost to Mr. Doyle’s accomplishments in this great summer season he is having. We can hope that he does this type of performance next season when the Eagles make a run for a Tourney berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Jared McGuire was struck in the head by a pitch on Friday night but was back in the lineup on Sunday after missing one game.
Terry Doyle threw a no hitter last night as his Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox knocked off the Chatham A’s 1-0. Doyle threw 129 pitches while striking out twelve batters. He had one walk which kept him from a perfect game. This is a good sign for the Boston College ace heading into next season in which he will be a top MLB prospect. Article can be read here.
Mikio Aoki was named the new head coach of the Boston College Eagles today as Peter Hughes is movign on to Virginia Tech. Aoki was the head coach at Columbia before coming to Chestnut Hill as an Associate Head Coach. He had a 87-140 record at Columbia which was a solid improvement from before he started.
According to an Article in a some newspapers, Peter Hughes will be named the next head coach of the Virginia Tech program next week. This is a major concern for Boston College baseball as they had a very good head coach who was starting to develop good ballplayers. The main problem here is that VA Tech is not a much better situation then BC. I think the administration at Boston College better look at themselves in the mirror and look at the status of the BC Baseball program. Where is the plans for this new ballpark that is in the works? Is the team fully-funded yet? Boston College needs to make a commitment to the program or the next head coach will leave too. Click here for the article.
Boston College completed their home schedule with a come from behind 6-3 win. Nate Jeanes took the mound and was his consistent self in getting out of jams in his five and a one-third inning of work. He gave up three runs but only 2 were earned as Johnny Ayers made an error on a ball in the sixth inning. Matt Meyer and Kevin Boggan shut down the Terps offense for the rest of the game which let BC come back with some clutch hitting. With the game tied at 3, Boston College exploded for three runs in the bottom of the eighth off Maryland’s best relief pitcher Seth Overbey. Shawn McGill and Ryan Hutchinson both got hits with one out to have runners on first and second with one out and Eric Campbell at bat. Campbell delivered with a shot over the third base line to score both runners. Eric has started to hit the ball much better in the last few weeks and seems to becoming a force with his bat. He is only a freshman, so he has plenty of time to become better at bat. He is very smooth defensively though.