Baseball To Play Doubleheader Friday
April 24, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College baseball team's weekend series has been altered due to predicted rain for Saturday. The Eagles (14-27, 5-16 ACC) will host Maryland (25-15, 9-11 ACC) in a doubleheader on Friday, April 25 beginning at 1 p.m. and the second annual Wounded Warrior Project Game will be played on Sunday at 1 p.m.
On Sunday, the Eagles will wear specially-designed Under Armour uniforms, which will be auctioned off online with proceeds donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The auction will open at noon on Friday, April 25 and will run until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 9. The starting bid for all jerseys will be $100.
Before the start of the contest between the Eagles and the Terrapins, New Hampshire native, retired Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette and retired Marine Corps Sergeant Ryan Casavant, a Holbrooke, Mass, native, will throw out the first pitch at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field. Millette spoke to the baseball team, as well as other BC student-athletes, the last two years.
There will also be a raffle during the game for four Red Sox tickets and a VIP pre-game tour at Fenway Park. The proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. A WWP table with information and paraphernalia will be set up at the entrance to the field.
The Eagles hold the advantage over the Terrapins with a 16-8 edge in the series, dating back to when BC joined the ACC in 2006. BC has won seven of the eight series between the two squads, only dropping last season's as the Terrapins won, 5-4, in 10 innings in the final game of the season. It marked the first extra-inning contest the Eagles lost to the Terps after winning the first three. In 2008, the Eagles swept the Terps at home. It marks the only sweep in the all-time series.
The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in U.S. history. Its purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.