Boston College sports have not been the best this past school year. But don’t tell that to the Eagles baseball team. They did the unthinkable last weekend and shocked a lot of people. Doing something no other Eagle ball club has ever done before.
B.C. traveled down to Oxford, Mississippi to play in the Oxford regional. The Ole Miss Rebels were the host school. The regional also included the Tulane Green Wave and the Utah Utes. A regional with a wide variety of ball clubs from all around the country. Many believed that B.C. could get the job done in the region, but getting by Ole Miss was said to be near impossible.
What I think helped the Eagles from a far away standpoint was the fall of the Rebels. Ole Miss lost back to back and bowed out early, which had me shocked. But with baseball, the hot teams are who to watch for. That hot team at first was Utah. Utah got a 6-5 win in extras. After that Ole Miss would drop the next to Tulane, giving up two in the ninth!
The Eagles game 1 starter, Justin Dunn struck out 11 in the outing. This kid has some nasty stuff. What makes it even more is impressive is that he only threw 1 walk. Have a day Justin Dunn! Dunn got the W, and the Eagles took down Tulane 7-2.
Game 2 would have the Eagles come from behind and score two in the 7th to take out Utah. The ace of the staff, Mike King pitched alright going 7 and two thirds and giving up 3. but the bullpen came up huge. John Witkowski and Jesse Adams pitched a combine 2 and a third innings, giving up just 1 hit. Witkowski would be given the win for his performance and Adams getting the save.
The Eagles would get Tulane one more time. B.C. jumped on them in the second scoring 3. Johnny Adams had himself a day once again. The kid from Walpole went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI’s. He’s become a favorite of mine since I hopped on the BC wagon. B.C. starter, Jacob Stevens would go 5 strong, giving up 2 earned. And just like game 2, the bullpen came in and was dominant. Over the final 4 innings, a combined 3 hits were given up by the Eagles ‘pen. Jesse Adams would punch of the final battle swinging, and the Eagles would take the region.
This is something everyone loves. The hometown club going somewhere. I’m a college baseball fanatic, and this is, to me, absolutely unreal. My good friend AJ Friday, a BC super fan, guaranteed this. Shout out to him for his burning hot take.
What is fantastic about this is now New England has a team in the Supers. I can’t say I can remember the last time that ever happened. This is the first trip to the Super Regionals for B.C., and they are riding a hot hand. Let’s see where that hot hand takes them.
The Super Regionals is down in Miami, where they will meet a familiar foe. That foe is the Miami Hurricanes. Miami dominated their regional, mirroring BC’s 3-0 finish. What makes this all the more interesting is that they didn’t face each other this season during the regular season campaign. So the Eagles have a clean slate, a new series if you will. A best of 3 against the nationally ranked 3 seed.
I got a good feeling that the Eagles are going to land in Miami and do the unthinkable. Shock the world B.C., shock the world.