Three games. 34 runs. The Boston College baseball team completed a weekend smackdown of Charleston Southern on Sunday with a 10-2 victory. This came on the heels of a doubleheader sweep on Saturday in which BC put up 12 runs in each game.
Alex Stiegler was the winning pitcher for BC, throwing four scoreless innings from the third through the sixth, striking out 5 and allowing 5 hits.
Unlike yesterday’s opener in which BC featured the longball, the Eagles ground down the Bucs today with singles and walks. 7 of BC’s 9 hits were singles, and they added 11 walks.
Joe Vetrano, who opened the game on the mound giving up one run in two innings pitched, finished as the DH and ended up 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
With the win, BC is 3-0 to start the season, and and now must ramp up to be immediately ready for the grind of ACC play. The Eagles take on Duke next Friday through Sunday, setting up a run of six straight ACC games - a far cry from recent seasons which usually featured several weekends of nonconference play before opening the ACC slate.
The start of ACC play will be the next big test to see if BC will meet their lofty preseason expectations of being an NCAA tournament team with a chance to go on a run - but they’ve passed their first test with flying colors.