Recent seasons have given Boston College plenty to be excited about on and around the baseball diamond.
Though the Eagles’ goals in terms of wins and losses (21-28) fell short of expectations last spring, the program produced three top-10 round draft picks — center fielder Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass./Milwaukee Brewers, first round), infielder Cody Morissette (Exeter, N.H./Miami Marlins, second round) and pitcher Emmet Sheehan (Darien, Conn./Los Angeles Dodgers, sixth round) — for the first time in program history.
As the calendar turns to 2022, BC has the tools to continue their success inside the state-of-the-art Pete Frates Center, which opened in November of 2020 residing next to the team’s turf field at the Harrington Athletics Village. The team just completed its first full fall season with use of all of the facility’s capabilities.
“We were extremely lucky to be able to practice and have the guys here all fall (in 2020), but this year there’s just an excitement to what’s going here,” said head coach Mike Gambino, who has guided BC to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances in his 11-year tenure, and nearly a third when the team made an ACC playoff run through the semifinal round back in 2019.