Saturday, March 11, 2006


The Red Sox beat the Phillies 9-4 and the BC Eagles beat Maryland 80-66. Wakefield started for the Red Sox going 4 scoreless innings allowing only 2 hits and 2 walks. His ERA this spring is 0.00. The combination of Seanez and Riske continued to give up runs. Seanez went 1 allowing a run, as did Riske. Delcarmn allowed an unearned run in an inning of work.

Coco Crisp continues to have an impressive spring. He raised his average to .615 with a 2 for 3 performance last night, knocked in a run, and stole 2 bases. Loretta went 1 for 2. Trot Nixon went 2 for 4 with a solo HR and a pair of RBI. Manny went 1 for 2, Lowell 0 for 2, Youk 0 for 2 and Gonzalez 0 for 2. Murphy had a big day going 2 for 3 with a pair of homeruns and 5 RBI.

The Red Sox play the Pirates today and Curt Schilling is starting.

Craig Smith led the #11 BC Eagles to victory in the 2nd round of the ACC tournament last night. He had 21 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists. He also added 3 steals. The Eagles exploded in the 1st half, going into the locker room with a 41-22 lead, then they put it in cruise control and won by 14.

This afternoon at 4, the Eagles face a tougher task. They will play #10 North Carolina. The game is essentially a home game for the Tar Heels, who beat Virginia 79-67 last night and are also rolling just like the Eagles are. They've won their last 8 games, including one against Duke. They've won 11 of their last 12. BC and UNC played each other once this season and the Eagles won in Chapel Hill 81-74. If BC wins this game, it will impress a lot of people on the selection committee.