Behind three talented freshman and All-ACC First Team pitcher, BC heated up late, won two games at the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2009, and set the stage for an exciting 2020 season.
Birdball had not one, but three incredibly talented freshmen who didn’t go through the typical adjustment period and instead rose to the occasion, co-winning the breakout athlete of the year award.
After beating Clemson and Louisville on back-to-back days, the 12th-seeded Eagles will attempt to continue their magical run when they face fifth-seeded and No. 23 North Carolina.
Dan Metzdorf pitched his first career complete game, shutting down Louisville to help BC win Pool A and advance to the conference tournament semifinals.
After Clemson erased a deficit with a three-run eighth, BC struck for two runs in the top of the 11th and knocked off the eighth-seeded Tigers in their ACC Tournament opener.
The Eagles, who slipped in as the No. 12 seed, open up the ACC Tournament against the eighth seed in Clemson—a team that took two of three from BC earlier this year.
Dan Metzdorf earned an All-ACC First Team nod and four of his teammates made their way onto teams as well in a record-breaking number of honorees, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
Notre Dame piled up 11 runs on 15 hits, rolling past BC in the regular season finale in an emphatic manner to salvage a win in the three-game weekend series.
Jake Alu, Chris Galland, and Joe Suozzi each accounted for three hits as they led the Eagles past the Black Bears in an offensive outburst.