A season that saw the Boston College Eagles baseball team set a program record for wins with 37, and make the NCAA Baseball tournament for the first time since 2016, is still getting attention for postseason honors. The American Baseball Coaches Association (ACBA) was founded back in 1945. They handed out their All-Region teams for the eight regions it represents. A pair of Eagles were named to the second team all-region team. First baseman Joe Vetrano and starting pitcher Chris Flynn, were honored for the seasons they had in helping Boston College make the field of 64 this spring.
Junior Joe Vetrano from Shrub Oak, NY appeared in all 57 games for the Eagles this spring. He finished the season with a .315 batting average which was tops on the team. He also smacked 22 home runs and had 64 runs batted in while slugging .671. The home run and RBI totals were the second most in BC program history. Vetrano finished with 69 hits and 12 doubles to go along with the home runs. He posted 21 multiple-hit games, six of them were three-hit games and one four-hit game which took place on June 3 in the regionals vs Nicholls State. He also set a season-high for RBI in that game with five. Vetrano was named MVP of that event which saw him hit four home runs in four games. He walked 34 times on the season while striking out 58 times. He also scored 53 runs. As a first baseman for Boston College, Vetrano was perfect with a 1.000 fielding percentage, 437 putouts with 22 assists to his credit. He helped the Eagles turn 40 double plays this season. Joe was a big reason why the Eagles had the best fielding percentage in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Graduate student Chris Flynn came to BC after spending time at Roger Williams, a Division III school. The Naugatuck, Conn. native became a Saturday starter for the Eagles early on in the season. He finished with a 7-3 record with a 4.34 ERA. The seven wins were the most by a BC pitcher since 2019. His 84 strikeouts are the eighth most in program history. Flynn threw 74.2 innings giving up 76 hits. He allowed 41 runs of which 38 were earned. Flynn went at least five innings in his starts ten times. The deepest into a ballgame he went was seven innings. He did that twice, both vs ACC teams. On March 18 vs Florida State, then again on May 19 vs Notre Dame. Both outings were wins for him. His high for strikeouts in a game was ten and he did that twice in non-league matchups against Canisius on February 25, then in his very next start vs Kennesaw State on March 4.
This is the fourth straight year that a member of the BC baseball team has been named to the ABCA All-Region team.
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