It kind of got lost on my ledger this weekend with all the Pack-Heels series, softball carnage, and draft coverage, but your favorite whipping persons from Boston College did the unthinkable this weekend. The Eagles won not one, but two baseball games. And, no, they were not hosting Wake Forest or Duke, they did it against Miami, a team ranked in the top 20 in RPI according to Warren Nolan and a team considered to be a lock to make the NCAA tournament by Baseball America.
Yessir, the Eagles, previous owners of a 20-game losing streak in the Atlantic Coast Conference, shutout the Canes 1-0 on Friday to snap their monumental skid and repeated the feat with a 3-2, extra-inning win on Sunday. Suddenly the Pack's Chestnut Hill sweep is looking a little more impressive.
Fittingly, BC's single run in the 1-0 win was unearned, scoring on a wild throw to first that would have completed a double play and gotten the Canes out of the inning unscathed. Hunter Gordon got his first win of the season and Jesse Adams hurled two and two third innings of no-hit baseball to notch his first save.
On Sunday, Chris Shaw hit a pinch-hit, two-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth to tie it. After a line drive double play threatened to sap the Eagles' momentum in the 11th, Matt Pare bolstered Boston's spirits with his walk-off homer. Rejoice!
Now BC is white hot. It had the really cool honor of playing Havad in Fenway Pak on Monday and won 7-2. The Eagles tacked on a one-run road win against Rhode Island Tuesday. That's four wins in five days and an even 10 for the season.
Better watch out for them in the ACC tournament. Too bad only eight teams get in to the ACC tournament. You know Virginia Tech, which heads to Chestnut Hill this weekend, is hoping for a lot of rain.