FORT MYERS, Fla. — We caught up with Boston College captain Robbie Anston before tonight’s game between the Red Sox and Eagles and the red-hot hitting senior centerfielder is excited about taking on the major leaguers tonight at City of Palms Park.
Anston, who has started the last 68 games for BC, is making his fourth trip down to Florida to face the Sox. “We’re fired up to be down here,” Anston said during batting practice. “Playing the Red Sox, it’s like nothing else. You come down here, playing in Florida, great weather, playing against a team that’s been world champions, it’s incredible.”
The BC captain talked about the team’s dedicion to wear the camouflage jersey tops for this year’s game against the Sox, “We consider ourselves more blue collar than anything,” Anston said. “I feel like it kind of gives off our personality a little bit.”
Anston emerged as one of the top leadoff hitters in the ACC last year and is hitting a blistering .462 after six games this season. When Anston is leading off an inning, he is batting .636 (7-for-11). He is currently on a 15-game hitting streak dating back to last year.
According to BC aficionado Dan Shaughnessy, Anston was disappointed that he did not get drafted after last season, but his plan is to play pro ball after his final season with BC.