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.
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.
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.
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.
Emme Martinez hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-best five runs, lifting the Eagles to a series win over rival Notre Dame for the first time since 1998 in a pivotal ACC matchup.