Birdball dropped all three of its weekend games to the No. 1 Cardinals following a shutout opener, a would-be comeback stopped short, and an error-filled defeat.
As Birdball’s pitching staff faces heavy turnover, Strem will be tasked with leading a lineup that hopes to return to the NCAA tournament.
Dan Metzdorf, Matt Gill, and Jacob Stevens strung together three excellent starts for BC in the 19 Ways Invitational. Unfortunately for Metzdorf, the Eagles blew his 4-1 lead in the final two innings versus Oklahoma.
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.
It took seven pitchers, but BC quieted the UMass lineup in a 2-1 victory in the Beanpot semifinal.
BC baseball hasn’t received enough credit for its walk-off wins over the weekend against No. 16 Virginia, the reigning national champions.
Scott Braren smacked a two-out, bases-loaded single in the 13th inning as Birdball walked off for the second time in as many days against the defending national champions.
Freshman Zach Stromberg pitched five strong innings in his second career start to earn his first win in a BC uniform over UMass.
Birdball looked asleep at the plate during its home opener on Tuesday against UConn, striking out 13 times in a 9-4 loss.
Keep an eye on these Eagles as the 2015 baseball season kicks off.