In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Brian Rapp pitched a complete-game shutout, the first for Birdball since April of 2015.
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.
Combined, Dan Metzdorf and Brian Rapp gave up 5 hits in 13 total innings of pitching in the Eagles’ final two games against Clemson. But it was the bullpen that let the series slide.
Birdball couldn’t handle the power hitting of Will Craig and the consistency of Nate Mondou in a loss to the Demon Deacons.
It took seven pitchers, but BC quieted the UMass lineup in a 2-1 victory in the Beanpot semifinal.