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.
For the third time in four games, BC recorded three or less hits, spoiling Jack Nelson’s career day on the mound, digging itself into an even deeper hole with its fourth-straight loss.
BC overcame an early three run deficit from the first inning, but a three-run home run for Harvard’s Patrick Robinson 10 innings later put the game out of reach.
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 coaching staffs were expecting rain, and a possible delay, but not a suspension of play. In the middle of the fifth inning, Wednesday’s Beanpot final was halted with BC leading Harvard 3-2.
Johnny Adams and Mitch Bigras both hit RBI singles in the seventh inning, lifting BC over the Crimson, 8-5, on Tuesday afternoon.
The North Carolina lineup picked apart both Dan Metzdorf and Brian Rapp in Sunday’s doubleheader. Before long, the games were effectively over, and BC was forced to attempt a desperate and unrealistic comeback.
Birdball was blown out by the Seminoles a couple times, but managed to earn its first victory over the Seminoles since 2009 in a weekend series in Tallahassee.