After starting the season 5-6, Birdball will kick off ACC play with a three-game, weekend series on Friday afternoon against No. 22 North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C.
The Eagles trailed by two runs entering the ninth against Rutgers, but rallied for seven runs to avoid leaving the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte without a win.
Jacob Stevens and Brian Rapp both turned in strong starts, bookending a Saturday loss with wins in baseball’s season-opening series against Santa Clara.
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.
Boston College baseball fans eyed another chance at Miami and Edgar Michelangeli. Instead, the Eagles made a new enemy in Jeb Bargfeldt.