Baseball Takes on Red Sox in Annual Exhibition Game
Feb. 26, 2014
Fort Myers, Fla. - The Boston College baseball team travels to Fort Myers, Fla., to start a nine-game road trip which includes the annual exhibition game with the 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. The Eagles (4-3) will play the Sox in a seven-inning game 40 minutes after Northeastern plays the first game at 1:05 p.m. The games will be broadcast on WEEI 850 am.
This will be the 24th meeting between the college and professional team. The first meeting took place in 1916 and the Red Sox won, 9-1. Starting in 1994, the two teams have battled every year at Boston's spring training facility in Fort Myers. In 2011, BC, along with Northeastern, played the first game in the new JetBlue Park at Fenway South. The Eagles only lost to the pro team, 6-3.
The Maroon and Gold have lost to the AL East powerhouse by one run three times in the history of the matchup: 1997 (4-3), 1999 (4-3) and 2002 (2-1). Last year, the Eagles fell, 11-1.
In this year's game, senior right-hander Eric Stevens will start for the Eagles. Classmate LHP Steve Green and junior RHP Eric Stone will follow and then three freshmen right-handers will come next: Bobby Skogsbergh, Michael Strem and Mike King. BC will be facing right-hander Rubby De La Rosa.
After the annual game, the Eagles will travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., to play Central Michigan, Villanova and Western Michigan in the Snowbird Classic over the weekend. They have two midweek matchups against No. 20 FAU before opening the Atlantic Coast Conference series at No. 14 Miami.