Opportunities were hard to come by for BC in Tuesday’s midweek loss to Connecticut, managing just two hits and leaving two runners on base as they faltered at home.
Jack Cunningham drove in four runs in the first of the Eagles’ three-game series against Virginia Tech, and BC held on for its inaugural victory at Brighton Field.
BC opened up its brand new Brighton Field with a dramatic, 18-inning marathon that didn’t go its way, falling to nearby Northeastern in a nearly six-hour game, 7-4.
BC had never won a road game against No. 21 Virginia, but did so in the weekend series opener—before dropping the final two games, the product of sloppy defense and bullpen struggles.
The Eagles had every player in the starting lineup record a hit and a trio of pitchers combined to hurl the team’s first shutout of the year, blanking UNC Asheville, 8-0, on Tuesday afternoon.
BC’s starters were dominant on the hill, but, as a whole, the Eagles were self destructive, committing errors in key moments and not getting the clutch hitting they needed to win against both Bryant and Army.
Jake Alu and Jacob Yish are used to playing all over the field—whether it’s manning almost every infield position for Alu, or covering distance in the outfield for Yish—and expect nothing different this year after breakout 2017 campaigns.
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.