In April, North Carolina scored at least 15 runs in each of its wins over BC. On Thursday, in ACC Tournament pool play, the Tar Heels weren’t far off from reaching that mark again.
Coming into its series against Notre Dame, BC had recorded just 11 home runs. Every other team in the ACC had hit at least 25. But on Saturday, the Eagles blasted four, en route to their fifth-straight victory.
Brian Rapp and Dan Metzdorf both tossed five scoreless innings as the Eagles beat the Bobcats twice on Saturday afternoon.
BC may not have won its weekend series against Wake Forest, but Dan Metzdorf’s shutout performance on Saturday was just enough to keep the Eagles in the hunt for the last spot in the ACC Tournament.
Hunter Tackett went deep again, one of four Miami home runs on Saturday, as the Eagles wasted a good outing from Dan Metzdorf in a 14-5 loss.
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.
The coaching staffs were expecting rain, and a possible delay, but not a suspension of play. In the middle of the fifth inning, Wednesday’s Beanpot final was halted with BC leading Harvard 3-2.
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.
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.
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.