The Eagles, who slipped in as the No. 12 seed, open up the ACC Tournament against the eighth seed in Clemson—a team that took two of three from BC earlier this year.
Behind 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball from freshman Mason Pelio, BC fought off a late rally from the Tigers and avoided a series sweep at home on Sunday afternoon in front of a good crowd.
The Eagles lineup struggled mightily against Tigers freshman Davis Sharpe, while Clemson didn’t have similar issues getting to BC senior Dan Metzdorf in a convincing 8-1 victory.
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.