The latest episode of The Base Path Podcast offers a MIAA Tournament preview from the coach of one of the favorites in Division 1.
Boston College High coach Steve Healy joined host Dan Guttenplan to talk about the upcoming state tournament. The pod was particularly timing, as the MIAA released its tournament seeds and pairings yesterday.
The Eagles finished 15-5, earning the No. 5 seed in Division 1. It’s a strong first season for Healy, who took over for legendary coach Norm Walsh this season. Healy, who played for Walsh at BC High in the late 1970s and early 1980s, continued to impart lessons learned from Walsh during his playing days. But he also looked to put his own stamp on the program.
“Coach Walsh was very careful about using his pitchers as position guys,” Healy said. “I feel that the best players can also hit. So, we have more two-way guys or combo guys than in the past, and I’m going to promote that at each level. I don’t want to take the bat out of the kid’s hands in ninth grade just because he has a really good arm.”