BRIGHTON, Mass. — In more ways than one, early gains have helped Boston College find success this baseball season.
Not only have the Eagles received significant contributions from many of their 11 freshmen en route to winning nine of their first 15 games, but ninth-year head coach Mike Gambino’s club did something earlier than any team in program history: Played a true home game.
Tuesday’s 11-4 win over Holy Cross began BC’s second season playing on a turf field at the Harrington Athletics Village in Brighton, Mass. Originally scheduled for the grass Hanover Insurance Park in Worcester, the game was moved due to field conditions.
“Being out here in early March and playing on this beautiful field, it was a really great showing for our team,” freshman second baseman Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.) said. “I've never played baseball this early in my life, especially in the northeast. I know all the guys really enjoy being out here. When they all heard we would have a home game while we were on the flight home (from Louisville) on Sunday, they were like, ‘Wow, this is crazy. It's really happening.’ It’s awesome.”