The Boston College baseball team is in the midst of a 10-day Florida road trip over the college's spring break. The Eagles have held up well against a host of tough, non-conference foes like Austin Peay, George Mason, North Florida and South Florida, posting a 5-6 record while ranking 30th in the nation in runs per game (8.9).
The difficult start to the season -- packed with non-conference road games -- is an annual tradition under Mike Gambino, who took over the head coaching position in 2010. He has since led the Eagles through their most successful stretch in program history.
In 2016, he led the Eagles to a Super Regional and a top-25 national ranking, making the last time a team from New England achieved those feats. Last year, Sal Frelick became the third BC player to play for Gambino to earn a selection in the first round of the MLB Draft.
Gambino recently joined New England Baseball Journal to talk about his team's start to the season, recruiting in the Northeast, and why he prefers multisport athletes.