Boston College Baseball Team In The Triad, Paying Tribute To Victims

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  • Boston College baseball team players will wear these stickers on their helmets to pay tribute to Boston Marathon Bombings victims.
  • Boston College Baseball Team members watch coverage of the bombings.

Winston-Salem, N.C. - The Boston College baseball team is in the Triad this weekend, but players' hearts are in Boston. Weather postponed Friday's game against Wake Forest to Saturday.

Seven team members are from Massachusetts. While they're in the Triad, they are spending as much time as possible watching the coverage.

"I've never had something like this happen this close to me. I'm just constantly watching the news to see updates and see what's going on," Boston College Junior John Hennessy said.

Boston College Junior Tom Bourdon added, "We see places like Marathon Sports, where the bomb went off....and, we're thinking, 'We were there, last week.'"

Boston College baseball team players say watching the coverage feels surreal.

"It's tragic. It's terrible to see it going on," Boston College Senior Hunter Gordon said, while watching coverage of police in the streets of Boston. "It's a little nerve-wracking, but it's also somewhat comforting to know that they're there and they're out to protect and make sure the streets are safe."

While they wish they were back in Massachusetts, they are grateful Wake Forest will donate all proceeds from the games to bombing victims.

"I think that's great. Every little bit, especially in a time like this, is going to help. It's going to help huge," Gordon said.

Bourdon said, "We thank them very much. That directly affects all the victims in Boston. What they're doing is absolutely incredible."

Boston College players will wear stickers on their helmets during the games.

"We're showing our support for the victims and how much we care. We want to be there to help them," Bourdon said.

Players will also wear black armbands during the games.

"Carrying that on your shoulder is just something else to represent Boston and everyone that was involved. It's going to be a good feeling for us out there on the field," Hennessy said.

In addition, Wake Forest University will have staff members at the games ready to accept any other donations people want to give to bombing victims.

Wake Forest University's baseball team has four players from the Boston area.

Games start at 3pm Saturday at the Wake Forest Baseball Stadium on Deacon Blvd. in Winston-Salem. Admission is $5.00 per game, proceeds for One Boston Fund.

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