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.
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.
After losing Justin Dunn, Mike King, and Jesse Adams to the MLB Draft, BC’s pitching staff is up in the air entering the 2017 season.
It took seven pitchers, but BC quieted the UMass lineup in a 2-1 victory in the Beanpot semifinal.
Freshman Zach Stromberg pitched five strong innings in his second career start to earn his first win in a BC uniform over UMass.