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.
Coming into its series against Notre Dame, BC had recorded just 11 home runs. Every other team in the ACC had hit at least 25. But on Saturday, the Eagles blasted four, en route to their fifth-straight victory.
Brian Rapp and Dan Metzdorf both tossed five scoreless innings as the Eagles beat the Bobcats twice on Saturday afternoon.
Hunter Tackett went deep again, one of four Miami home runs on Saturday, as the Eagles wasted a good outing from Dan Metzdorf in a 14-5 loss.
The coaching staffs were expecting rain, and a possible delay, but not a suspension of play. In the middle of the fifth inning, Wednesday’s Beanpot final was halted with BC leading Harvard 3-2.
The North Carolina lineup picked apart both Dan Metzdorf and Brian Rapp in Sunday’s doubleheader. Before long, the games were effectively over, and BC was forced to attempt a desperate and unrealistic comeback.
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.