Eagles Add 11 New Members as Season Approaches

After a long tryout process in which many great players came out to compete, Boston College Club Baseball is happy to announce the addition of 11 new student athletes to its roster for the upcoming season:

Tim Healy (P)

Patrick Calabrese (P)

Stephen Loreng (P)

David Sausto (P)

Colin Duff (P)

Tim Burdick (P)

Ben Varieur (IF)

Jimmy Loeffler (IF)

Billy Wolfe (IF)

Billy Noke (OF)

Tom Moschella (OF)

With the talent at tryouts this year being extremely high, many difficult decisions had to be made. However, the Eagles are confident the players they took should be excellent additions to the team, and help offset the loss of many great players from the recently graduated class of 2018.

The Eagles are excited to kick off their season this Saturday with a doubleheader against Harvard, and hopefully see some great contributions from the new members of their team. Team president and starting first baseman John McQuillen recently commented, “I’m pumped to get the season started. We have a ton of talent coming in and hopefully it pays off on the field.” Starting outfielder Tyler Lockard echoed McQuillen’s optimism about the coming season, saying “I think we have a chance to do something really special this year.” Lockard was also recently seen in the gym twice on Monday, a testament to his continuous desire to improve his own play, especially as the team continues to add so much young talent.

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Eagles 2018-2019 Season Preview

Last year BC club baseball had the most successful season in program history, finishing 3rd in regionals behind strong performances from standout performers Nick Assad, Kevin Haley, Tom Clarkson, and Daniel Lu. A special thanks to all of the seniors who graduated in May (Mark Mancuso, Tom Clarkson, Mark Beluk, Daniel Lu, Matt Beauchesne, Gerry Rodriguez, Carter Montgomery, and Nick Assad) who played a pivotal role in the development of the program throughout their time here.

The Eagles returned to campus this past week ready to begin another successful year on and off the field. Their conference schedule officially kicks off on September 22nd and 23rd at home against Sacred Heart. With the preseason training underway, here are some players to watch for the upcoming club baseball season:

Jack Patrina (Sr): Returning as the starting shortstop for the 4th consecutive year, Patrina is hoping to finish his storied club baseball career just the way he started: as a standout performer.

Brett Layman (Sr): Like his partner in crime Patrina, Layman returns to start at 3rd base for the 4th consecutive year as well. A consummate professional and tireless worker, Brett was recently on record as saying he hopes “to continue to improve a little bit every day,” the kind of work ethic which has led to many web gems over the years.

Cameron Miller (Jr): Unfortunately for the program, Miller will be taking his talents to Prague in the spring, so coaches hope to get every possible inning out of his lively arm (which posted an ERA below 1.00 last season) by the end of the fall.

Colin O’Neill (Sr): A standout catcher throughout his career, nobody calls a better game or makes harder contact than O’Neill. The program is lucky to have a player like Colin, who has been a force in the offense throughout his time at BC.

Kevin Haley (So): Haley burst onto the scene as a freshman last year, pitching effectively in multiple key games, including getting the save against Albany to clinch BC’s first conference title in program history. There is never a moment too big for Kevin Haley.

Eagles Trounce Harvard in Season Opener

Game 1: vs. Harvard: 15-0 W

Game 2: vs. Harvard: 7-0 W

Your BC Eagles opened up the season in style with two big wins over the Harvard Crimson Club Baseball Team on Sunday at St. John’s Prep. Cam “chill” Miller got the ball in game 1, going three strong innings. Despite limited hacks due to the predawn practices at Lake Street, the Eagles bats were on fire in game 1, putting up 15 runs on the Crimson pitching. Daniel Lu was a monster at the plate, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases.

Game 2 saw Kevin Haley dominate in his first start as an Eagle, going three strong innings while striking out six. Woody Hubbell and Brett Layman each had a double, while Trevor Foehr had a pair of RBIs leading the offense to another strong 7 run effort.

The Eagles will take on the UCONN Huskies next weekend in their first conference matchup. Come out to support your BC Eagles at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA. Go Eags!

 

Eagles Spring Play Begins

While you were busy “chillin” over the weekend, the Eagles kept themselves busy with a big schedule of events! The Eags went a solid 3-1 over the extended weekend.

The extravaganza began with a Saturday/ Sunday series with the UCONN Huskies. The Eagles took Game 1 Saturday with a big 12-3 win, riding the arm of Tom Clarkson and racking up 15 hits. The Sunday DH was split, with scores of 4-5 and 5-4 against a tough UCONN squad.

Lastly, the Eagles couldn’t get enough baseball for the weekend, so we took on Northeastern University last night in Jamaica Plain for a little weeknight suare. The Eagles took the game 11-4, backed by solid pitching by 5 different pitchers, and a 3 run HR in the second inning by our own Dustin Pedroia (Matt Beauchesne).

The Eagles move to 8-1 in the conference and 11-2 on the year going into a series this weekend out at UMASS. We hope to see some of our fans there for the 9 inning Saturday event and Sunday Doubleheader. Go Eagles!

Relay For Life

Calling all Eagles Fans! The Boston College Club Baseball Team will once again be participating in the Relay For Life through Boston College coming next month to the Flynn Recreation Complex. For those who do not know, the Relay For Life is a national set of events put on by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. The Eagles as a team have set our goal at raising $1,000, and would love any and all support you could give. Sadly, many of us have felt the impacts of cancer in our lives, so we hope you will give generously to such a worthy cause. The link is posted below.  Thanks so much, and go Eagles!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=2156260&fr_id=80954&pg=team

Eagles Remain Undefeated In Conference

The Eagles got two big wins yesterday against Northeastern University at World Series Park in Saugus yesterday, defeating the Huskies 9-0 and 8-6 in two 7 inning games.
 
In game 1 of the split, the Eagles jumped out to an early lead, exerting their will early with six runs in the first three innings.
Colin O’Neill racked up three RBIs on two hits, aided by a two-hit two-RBI game by Tom Clarkson, and an RBI double by Alex Gulati. Eagles steady stud Nick Assad pitched another gem, allowing no runs on four hits while striking out four in another dominant performance.
 
In game 2, a well fought game by both teams led to 6 total lead changes throughout the game. Led by two doubles by Daniel Lu and some timely hitting by President Jeff Elliott, the Eagles were able to bring home the victory. Starter Brian Maloney went 5 strong innings only giving up 2 ER, and new-comer James Allentuck took home the win, closing the game out with 1 2/3 innings of shut-out ball.
 
Game 3 of the series was postponed due to inclement weather this morning. We will update our schedule for the new date when we have the game re-scheduled. Thanks to all the fans who came out yesterday, and go Eagles!

Eagles Sweep Albany

Boston College Club Baseball had one exceptional weekend, sweeping SUNY Albany in a three game series, with scores of 6-0, 15-5, and 6-0.

In the first game, Nick Assad pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four through seven full innings. The bats began a weekend to remember, beating SUNY Albany thanks to nine hits, including three extra base hits, including a leadoff home run by Daniel Lu in the bottom of the first.

In game 2, Albany struck first, tacking on 2 runs in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead. However, the steady hand of the Eagles never had a doubt, as Alex Gulati and Daniel Lu both homered to headline a steady stream of scoring. 5 of the Eagles had multi-hit games, and the combination of Andrew Dawson, Kristian Singh, and Shane Kelly held the door closed on the Albany offense.

In today’s nine-inning game, Tom Clarkson dominated the game, striking out six and only giving up one hit in seven full innings of work. Alex Gulatiadded another home run to the weekend, and the top 5 of the line-up all had multi-hit games to help the offense roll through the weekend.

The Eagles will look to keep it rolling next weekend versus Sacred Heart on Sunday, 10/23. The games will be at World Series Park in Saugus, MA.