The Wake Forest baseball team spotted Boston College seven runs -- all unearned -- in the top of the third inning on Sunday in the series finale between the two clubs. If you thought that would be enough to give the Eagles their first win of the season in ACC play, oh, would you be so, so mistaken.
Boston College proceeded to give all seven back and throw in an extra run for good measure in the span of two innings. Despite battling back to knot the game at 9 in the sixth, Wake Forest would go on to score the winning run on an infield single in the 11th for a 10-9 win in extras.
Throw in two losses in Saturday's doubleheader -- 5-1 and 9-2 -- and the Eagles fall to 6-33 overall and 0-20 in conference play.
I'm really not sure what else to say at this point. This just about sums up this season for Boston College:
Boston College is 6-33. Extrapolated over a 162-game Major League Baseball season, BC would go 25-137. The Detroit Tigers hold the MLB record for most losses in a 162-game season, going 43-119 in 2003. The Eagles would finish 18 games back of the 2003 Detroit Tigers. Even the 1899 Cleveland Spiders record of 134 losses in a season would be broken by BC.
BC's march towards conference infamy continues this weekend with a home series against Miami. Three series -- nine games -- remain between the Eagles and an 0-29 ACC record. Three vs. Miami, three vs. Virginia Tech and three at Maryland.
As one would expect for a program that has lost all 20 of 30 conference games, the Eagles have all but been eliminated from qualifying for the ACC Baseball Championship. BC would have to win out to finish 9-20 AND hope that Virginia Tech loses out to finish 9-21 AND Duke wins no more than one game to finish 9-21 to sneak into the eight and final spot. I hate myself for actually doing the math here.
Here are the conference standings:
1. North Carolina - 16-2 (ACC Coastal leader)
2. N.C. State - 14-7 (ACC Atlantic Division leader)
3. Virginia - 16-5
4. Florida State - 13-8
5. Clemson - 13-8
6. Georgia Tech - 11-10
7. Miami - 10-11
8. Virginia Tech - 9-12
9. Duke - 8-13
10. Wake Forest - 6-14
11. Maryland - 6-15
12. Boston College - 0-20
New coaching staff and shovels in the ground ASAP, please.