Though they were leading 4-3 in the third inning in what was to be the season finale, Mother Nature had different plans, as a rain delay that lasted over two hours eventually cancelled the game and prematurely ended the Eagles’ season on Saturday.
After winning on Thursday by a score of 3-0 and Friday 4-3, the Hurricanes took the series two games to none, leaving BC with an overall record of 17-32 for the year, including a 7-22 mark in the ACC.
Though the results weren’t there on the weekend, the Eagles’ pitching staff performed admirably, starting with junior Jacob Stevens on Thursday who lasted seven innings, while only surrendering a pair of runs and striking out nine Miami batters. Dan Metzdorf followed suit on Friday, going seven and two thirds, while striking out six. Senior Brian Rapp was also throwing the ball well and had his team in the lead on Saturday before the rain started to fall.
Offensively, BC struggled on Thursday night against ‘Canes starter Jeb Bargfeldt, mustering only two hits against the lefty in a complete game performance. Friday was better, as Boston College collected ten hits on the afternoon, including a pair each from senior Jake Palomaki and junior Gian Martellini. Before the game was called on Saturday, Martellini also hit what what would have been his fifth home run of the season to extend BC’s lead.
Well, that’s about the most anticlimactic way for a season to end that I can think of. We knew going into the series that these would be the final three games for the Eagles of 2018, but to have the last game cut short by rain stinks. I won’t dive too deeply into a review of the season today, as I’ll be coming out with a lengthier piece this week covering all aspects of the 2018 team, the draft, and what to look for next year. But, I will say that, given the expectations and the roster coming into this season, 2018 is one of the more disappointing years I can remember. The talent was there, the schedule was favorable, and Boston College finally got its new facility, but the results didn’t come. Like I said we’ll dive deeper into everything later this week, but for now I want to say thank you to seniors who gave so much to this program the past four years and thank you to those readers who follow the program via this site.