CSTV Editor Doug Kroll checks in with his weekly article about some of the off-season coaching moves. The biggest move was George Horton heading to Oregon to restart the Duck program. This set off a chain reaction as UC-Irvine head coach Dave Serrano went to Fullerton while former USC coach Mike Gillespie came out of retirement to take over the UC-Irvine job. He also talks about Kevin O’Sullivan who took over Florida after being an assistant with Clemson, Turtle Thomas went down to Florida International from Arizona State where he was a longtime assistant, and finally with Todd Raliegh taking over Tennessee after being the head coach at Western Carolina. The full article is available here.
The Boston College Eagles have continued their closer struggles by blowing a three run lead in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to let the Florida International University Panthers pull out a 11-10 victory. Boston College closer Dan Houston pitched a perfect eighth inning before running into trouble in the ninth. With a three run lead in the ninth, Houston gave up a lead-off double to Corey Lozano and then hit Bryan Pullin to set up first and second with none out. Mik Aoki decided to make a pitching change and brought in Mike Belfiore from first base to pitch. Belfiore promptly gave up a James McOwen single up the middle to make it a 10-8 game with runners on second and first still. Next batter, Luis Bautista hit a single to left field which let both runners score and Bautista ended up on second base as the winning run in the tie game. Chris Dunn ended up coming into the game to pinch run for the catcher Bautista. He then advanced to third base on a wild pitch which could not be stopped by catcher Jett Ruiz. Tyler Townsend hit a single up the middle to drive in Dunn for the winning run. FIU now has a record of 10-6 on the season and will host Rutgers on Friday for a 3 game set. Boston College now has a 1-6 record overall and will play Villanova and Monmouth on Wednesday. BC has blown five games on the young season and they better get their bullpen together on Wednesday because the ACC season opens up on Friday with a visit to Duke.
BC Recap (I’ll be shocked if I get it before 4 pm on Wednesday)
FIU will receive a visit tonight at 7pm from the Boston College Eagles. BC is coming off another devastating loss yesterday to Penn when Dan Houston picked up his third loss of the season. BC stands at 1-5 early this season. FIU enters the game with a 9-6 record after playing a weekend series with Wagner in which the Panthers took 2 out of three games.