There's a long way to go, but this season so far has been an improved one for BC's teams on the diamond. Like their baseball counterparts, the softball team took two of three over the weekend.
The Boston College softball team defeated Georgia Tech 6-2 in seven inning in the final game of a three-game weekend series. Freshman Jordan Weed earned the win, pitching three innings and only allowing one hit and no runs. The Eagles broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the seventh inning, scoring four runrs to take a 6-2 lead. Weed was then able to secure the win, finishing the bottom of the seventh unscathed.
Hope outside of Donahue's office might have faded, but he isn't ready to give up on this season. There are two games left before the ACC tournament, which begins on March 12. The Eagles host Florida State, which is teetering on bubble status, then finish the regular season at N.C. State. From there, it's the win-or-go-home ACC championship.
Hockey East's top five teams will receive a bye next weekend. Only New Hampshire (19-16-1; 11-9-0 Hockey East) and Northeastern (18-12-4; 10-8-2 HE) know who their quarterfinal opponent will be, as the Huskies will travel to Durham, N.H., to take on the Wildcats. The two-week layoff, however, isn't sitting well with everyone at the top of the table.
Boston College coach Jerry York is fond of calling the playoff campaign the "trophy season." Other coaches might be more inclined to describing it as "nail-biting season." Consider the upcoming Hockey East playoffs, which face off this weekend with single-game elimination matchups involving the bottom six teams. Sixth-seeded Maine, No. 7 Vermont and No. 8 Notre Dame will serve as campus-site hosts.
Thatcher Demko (Boston College): Has only lost one of his first 14 college starts, and has earned co-No. 1 status on the nation's best team as a true freshman.
We've focused on goalies quite a bit this season in the Hobey Watch, particularly when you consider that the current Hobey frontrunner is a forward (yes, Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau is still looking like the most likely winner ... but you probably knew that).