The Boston College baseball team upset 18th ranked N.C. State 11-10 on Friday night, but lost both games of the doubleheader on Saturday by scores of 9-0 and 16-9 to drop the series. The loss in the rubber match dropped the Eagles to just 2-10 in their 12 games, though both wins were over ranked opponents.
The Eagles are now just 6-15 in the ACC this season, having won two series by a 2-1 margin (Georgia Tech and Maryland), losing two series by a game (Florida State and N.C. State) and getting swept by Miami, Clemson and Virginia Tech.
With such a young ballclub, it probably should come as a surprise that the Georgia Tech, Maryland and Florida State series were played at home, while the Miami, Clemson, Virginia Tech and N.C. State series were on the road this year. In conference play, BC is 5-4 at home and just 1-11 on the road.
Boston College has a lot of work left to do if they are to win their way back into the ACC Tournament picture. Here's the current standings as of April 21:
1. Florida State 18-2
2. North Carolina 13-8
3. N.C. State 13-8
4. Miami 12-8
5. Clemson 12-9
6. Virginia 11-10
7. Wake Forest 9-12
8. Georgia Tech 9-12
Virginia Tech 8-13
Boston College 6-15
The Eagles are three games back of both Wake Forest and Georgia Tech -- currently holding down the final two ACC Tournament playoff spots -- with nine games to play. BC has series left with Wake Forest, North Carolina and Duke. With a few wins over Wake Forest and Duke, BC could crawl back into the ACC Tournament picture, by the margin of error is shrinking. And fast.
The good news is that both the Wake Forest and Duke series are at home where the Eagles have performed well this year. The bad news is that the North Carolina series won't also be played at Eddie Pellagrini, where the Eagles have won just one conference game in 12 tries.
First up, BC will host St. Johns at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut, on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m.