The title game was cut short due to rain, but a week later BC has announced that baseball has officially defended its Beanpot title with a win against Harvard.
In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Brian Rapp pitched a complete-game shutout, the first for Birdball since April of 2015.
Dan Metzdorf tossed a career-high eight innings and Gian Martellini notched the game-winning RBI in the Eagles’ 2-1 win against the Wolfpack.
BC’s lineup exploded for 16 hits against the Wolfpack, pulling out an 8-3 win with Pete Frates and his family in attendance.
Jacob Stevens, Donovan Casey, and Gian Martellini all had huge weekends at Duke, leading Birdball to a pair of victories.
Johnny Adams and Mitch Bigras both hit RBI singles in the seventh inning, lifting BC over the Crimson, 8-5, on Tuesday afternoon.
The North Carolina lineup picked apart both Dan Metzdorf and Brian Rapp in Sunday’s doubleheader. Before long, the games were effectively over, and BC was forced to attempt a desperate and unrealistic comeback.
It couldn’t have started any better for BC. With a full count, Donovan Casey homered over the left-field fence, setting the tone for the Eagles’ 5-1 victory over Northeastern in the Beanpot semifinal.
For most of the weekend, Virginia Tech exposed BC’s pitching staff, recording an assortment of extra-base hits. And even when the offense was limited, like on Sunday, it found a way to pull through at the right time.
Donovan Casey hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats and the Eagles bounced back with a commanding victory over UMass.