Four different Eagles players notched two runs batted in, Camryn Dolby threw six strong innings, and Boston College softball cruised past Syracuse, 10-2, Saturday afternoon.
After falling behind 3-0 in the second inning, BC rallied to tie it and eventually beat the visiting Orange thanks to a RBI single in the seventh from Emme Martinez.
BC’s lineup slumped in Chapel Hill as the host Tar Heels rolled to a trio of victories, two that ended in shutout fashion for the Eagles.
The Eagles emerged winners against Tennessee Chattanooga and Central Michigan, but also blew a lead against Penn State and fell to St. Johns and Georgia Southern at the Madeira Beach tournament in Florida.
Despite rain cancelling one of their three scheduled games, the Eagles played twice and split against East Carolina and No. 18 James Madison.
The Eagles started the season inauspiciously, losing all four of their contests at the Texas Classic and allowing eight or more runs in each of their games.
The Eagles have won 30 or more games in each of the last three seasons, but two-thirds of their 2019 lineup will likely be freshman, setting the stage for an interesting campaign.