After stealing one of three in Raleigh, N.C., Birdball will travel to Charlottesville to take on another top-25 opponent, No. 22 Virginia, in its second ACC weekend series of the year.
BC squandered an impressive pitching performance then struggled in its second game, but the lineup rallied behind Brian Rapp to salvage a win in its first ACC series against North Carolina State.
BC’s starters were dominant on the hill, but, as a whole, the Eagles were self destructive, committing errors in key moments and not getting the clutch hitting they needed to win against both Bryant and Army.
The Eagles trailed by two runs entering the ninth against Rutgers, but rallied for seven runs to avoid leaving the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte without a win.
Jacob Stevens and Brian Rapp both turned in strong starts, bookending a Saturday loss with wins in baseball’s season-opening series against Santa Clara.
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.
Brian Rapp and Dan Metzdorf both tossed five scoreless innings as the Eagles beat the Bobcats twice on Saturday afternoon.