Boston College played a defense-heavy game one before NC State made a late comeback in game two to split Wednesday’s doubleheader.
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 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.
BC faltered in the late innings the first two games, then were run-ruled in the weekend finale against Louisville, suffering a disappointing series sweep to a Cardinals team that had dropped five of seven.
Jessica Dreswick claimed the all-time program wins record with her 56th career victory, while Annie Murphy’s 40th career double was also tops in BC history during a 3-1 win over Harvard.
The Eagles vaunted duo of Allyson Frei and Jessica Dreswick struggled in the circle, each allowing four runs in a disappointing start to a weekend series against ACC foe Notre Dame.