The New England Baseball Journal podcast returns for Episode 3 with Northeastern coach Mike Glavine and Boston College pro prospect Sal Frelick as guests.
Glavine is a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018. In 2018 he was also the NEIBA (New England) Coach of the Year. The 2020 season marked his sixth as head coach of the Northeastern baseball team.
Glavine shared how the pandemic has impacted college baseball, how his players trained over the last four months, and how he plans to recruit New England players in the coming months.
“I had to let some time pass to figure out what was going on overall,” Glavine said. “And then I reached out to all of our incoming freshmen. I said, ‘Guys — here’s the deal. We’re going to have an expanded roster. I put all of the scenarios on the table — from red-shirting, to not playing much, to pursuing other opportunities if they wanted to do that.”
Frelick, an incoming junior at BC, has been mentioned as a possible first-round pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. As a BC freshman in 2019, Sal earned All-ACC second team as well as Freshman All-America honors. He hit .367 with 32 RBI, 30 runs and 18 stolen bases in 39 games.
He is getting back on the field after a shortened sophomore season at BC in the Futures League with the North Shore Navigators.
“For most of the kids on my BC team, the thought process was we weren’t going to be playing baseball until — hopefully — fall ball if we even come back to campus in the fall,” Frelick said. “I’m so fortunate to be able to strap up the Navigator strings again. For a while, I didn’t think we’d play again this summer.”
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