In April, North Carolina scored at least 15 runs in each of its wins over BC. On Thursday, in ACC Tournament pool play, the Tar Heels weren’t far off from reaching that mark again.
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.
BC’s lineup exploded for 16 hits against the Wolfpack, pulling out an 8-3 win with Pete Frates and his family in attendance.
Johnny Adams and Mitch Bigras both hit RBI singles in the seventh inning, lifting BC over the Crimson, 8-5, on Tuesday afternoon.
It couldn’t have started any better for BC. With a full count, Donovan Casey homered over the left-field fence, setting the tone for the Eagles’ 5-1 victory over Northeastern in the Beanpot semifinal.
Donovan Casey hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats and the Eagles bounced back with a commanding victory over UMass.
As Birdball’s pitching staff faces heavy turnover, Strem will be tasked with leading a lineup that hopes to return to the NCAA tournament.