So much for that fast start.
The Boston College Eagles baseball team dropped another decision yesterday afternoon, this time to in-state rivals Holy Cross 3-1. While the mid-week pitching had failed them in back-to-back weekday losses to Florida International and Florida Atlantic, recently its been BC's offense that has struggled. The Eagles managed just one run on five hits in the losing effort.
The pitching kept them in this one, giving up just four hits and two walks all afternoon. Nick Poore got the start, his first of his career, going three innings and giving up two hits and one run, walking none and striking out one. Freshman RHP John Gorman (0-1) recorded the loss, pitching 3.0 innings and allowing two hits, two runs, one earned and one walk, while striking out two.
Senior Anthony Melchionda knocked in the lone run on the day for the Eagles on an RBI sac fly in the fourth.
BC has now lost 10 straight to fall to 6-12 overall. The Eagles next travel to Smithfield, Rhode Island to face the Bryant Bulldogs today at 3 PM, before their ACC home opener against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The season is still young but it appears as though it's going to be another uphill battle to qualify for this year's ACC Tournament down in Greensboro. The Eagles are the only ACC club to still be winless in conference play (0-6) and are already six games back of the Atlantic Division-leading Florida State Seminoles (6-0).
This is why we can't have nice things (an ACC Baseball Championship at Fenway).