A few years of program building -- literally and figuratively -- have all led to the dawn of this baseball season at Boston College.
The Eagles could not be more excited to lift the lid on a 2021 season that 11th-year head coach Mike Gambino hopes will be one to remember in so many ways.
Of course, just taking the field again for Opening Day will be something special. The heartbreak of having last spring cut short after the 15-game mark -- prior to the team’s second scheduled Atlantic Coast Conference series at NC State -- is still felt in Chestnut Hill and has created even more anticipation for the start of the new year.
The expectations for on-field success, though, are real. With a trio of Preseason All-Americans and ultra-talented draft prospects -- junior (or, in the language of college baseball during the COVID era, third-year sophomore) outfielder Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.), infielder Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H.), and right-handed pitcher Mason Pelio -- leading the way in the Eagle dugout, the goal has been clearly stated.