The Eagles were firing on all cylinders in their first series of the season as newcomers Sal Frelick and Cody Morissette excelled in their debuts.
Brian Dempsey tied a career high with four hits, and Dante Baldelli scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning before a lighting storm kicked in, slightly abbreviating BC’s two-run victory over Maine.
Brian Rapp pitched seven innings of one-run baseball, and Brian Dempsey—who logged three hits on the day—singled up the middle to score the game-winning run in the eighth inning, recording BC’s second ACC win in the past four weeks.
Dan Metzdorf hurled eight shutout innings for a Saturday win, but bullpen struggles in the other two games handed the Eagles yet another conference series loss, faltering against Notre Dame.
The Eagles plated at least one run in six of the final seven innings of play, forcing their fifth extra-innings affair this season, only to come up just short of a walk-off victory in the 11th frame.
Brian Rapp gave up just one earned run in six innings of work, but BC only mustered three hits and one run of its own, not nearly enough to make up for the bullpen’s late-game blunders.