GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College baseball’s Chris Flynn (Naugatuck, Conn.) has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week for March 20 as voted on by the media and announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The award marks the first of Flynn’s career and the second by an Eagle this season.
Flynn tossed a BC career-high seven innings in a 4-2 win at No. 21 Florida State to even the series on Saturday night. He struck out nine batters to just one walk and limited the Seminoles to two runs, on earned, on four hits. Flynn worked around a leadoff single in the sixth by striking out the middle of the FSU order consecutively. He improved to 5-0 on the season with a 0.91 earned run average through five starts.
Following all three of Boston College’s losses, Flynn has righted the ship the next day with a win. The Eagles are a program-best 14-3 to start the season and 4-2 in ACC play; winning their first two conference series to start the season for the first time since joining the league.
The award is only the 12th Player of the Week honor for an Eagle since BC joined the league in 2006. The last Eagle to earn Pitcher of the Week was Dan Metzdorf in 2018. Flynn’s honor comes on the heels of teammate Joe Vetrano (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) earning Player of the Week on March 13. The duo forms the first-ever from BC to claim weekly ACC honors in back-to-back weeks.
Boston College, which became a unanimous top-25 team and peaks at No. 16 by D1Baseball.com, is back in action for five games in Massachusetts beginning Tuesday, March 21 at Northeastern followed by four home games all broadcast on ACCNX.