Seniors posed with their families and relatives of Eddie Pellagrini threw out the first pitches in a ceremony before the game.
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’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.
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.
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.