Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baseball previews and other links

Brian Foley's crew at the The College Baseball blog put up their preview of our regional. For those new to college baseball, the format for the regional is at the bottom of the post.

BC Sports Information department put up an extensive preview of the weekend and a lengthy recap of the personalities and highlights of the season.

ESPN also put up a regional breakdown.

The women's sailing team finished third at nationals.

NESN will have a full interview with Herzy this weekend.

Another rehash of the obvious, HD thinks our secondary will be good.

More on potential recruits Brandon Sacco and Blake Lueders.


BCMike said...

It always amazes me how half-assed ESPN is with collegiate sports.

"No. 3 Boston College: (10th appearance, at-large bid, eighth place in Atlantic Coast Conference).


Boston College (33-24) opened eyes with a series win at Florida State in early March, and though the Eagles lost their last four conference series, they were not swept all year. They showed well in the ACC tournament, going 2-1 with wins against Georgia Tech and Clemson to secure their first trip to regionals since 1967. BC gets strong leadership from perhaps the nation's best catcher in junior Tony Sanchez, a potential first-round pick with outstanding defensive skills and a power bat. There are few easy outs in the lineup around him, and sophomore third baseman Mickey Wiswall (14 homers) is an emerging power threat with an excellent approach.

The Eagles have dealt with some injuries at the shortstop position, but on the whole they're a strong defensive unit. The pitching staff offers a pair of solid right-handed starters in John Leonard and J.B. MacDonald, plus a good lefty starter in Pat Dean and a power southpaw in the bullpen in Mike Belfiore. There's not a lot of depth on this staff, and the Eagles appear ill-suited to make a run through the loser's bracket. Winning their opener against Texas State is critical. The Eagles are very well coached by Mik Aoki and his staff, and they will be able to play small ball with the Horns (they rank fourth in the nation with 67 sacrifice bunts). Getting strong performances from their starting pitchers will be the key.

I've watched three games all year. I'm pretty sure it was Miami we bludgeoned for the last game in the tourney....not Clemson.

Ry said...

quite the ninth inning rally being staged by the eagles right now. impressive

Ry said...

bc wins 8-7. that ninth inning was a heart-stopper

eaglephile said...

big win by our boys with the bats coming through in the top of the 9th and belfiore staying tough in the bottom.

now bring on TU

Eagle in Brighton said...

UT, but yes, agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment.

Scott said...

Let's go Army! Beat UT!

Scott said...

Just watched vids of Sacco and Lueders. Sacco's beasted my Crusaders in his promo vid at Giants Stadium, ouch. Leuters is obviously really talented and has a good head on his shoulders. High quality recruits.