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.
Johnny Piedmonte improved to 7-0 after tossing five strong innings in a 6-1 win against the Eagles in the ACC Tournament.
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.
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.
BC’s lineup exploded for 16 hits against the Wolfpack, pulling out an 8-3 win with Pete Frates and his family in attendance.
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.
Jacob Stevens, Donovan Casey, and Gian Martellini all had huge weekends at Duke, leading Birdball to a pair of victories.
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 the Eagles, everything starts with their middle infield duo of Johnny Adams and Jake Palomaki, the most reliable pair in the field and at the plate.
The Eagles started off last season with an eight-game winning streak. This year, they’ve strung together another streak. Only this time, head coach Mike Gambino’s crew is on the losing end, having dropped its first three games.