Boston College baseball’s series against the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend featured some major highs and lows.
On Friday came a low, with the Eagles being shut out in a 7-0 game, scattering just three hits. Saturday, the day of the football spring game, saw Boston College come back from a five-run deficit to walk off with a 10-9 victory.
Sunday, however, was back to being a low. Birdball was defeated by North Carolina in the rubber game, 12-2; the Eagles drop to 10-20 (2-13) on the season. North Carolina has improved to 18-13 overall. Boston College has not won any of their five ACC series so far, losing two out of three in two and getting swept in the remaining three.
The Tar Heels led from the top of the first inning until the bottom of the fourth, when some situational hitting by Logan Hoggarth and Tom Bourdon led the Eagles to tie the game, 2-2. Once the sixth inning hit, North Carolina would chase Birdball starter Jeff Burke from the game and the wheels would fly off for the much-maligned Eagles bullpen. The Tar Heels would plate seven runs in the top of the sixth, then add three more in the top of the eighth to pull away to a 12-2 lead.
North Carolina pounded out sixteen hits on Sunday, compared to just five for the Eagles. Birdball did not get a hit over the last five innings of the game. The finale accentuated how strange of an offensive series it was for Boston College, who scored none and two runs on Friday and Sunday, respectively, but put up ten on Saturday.
Despite a brief reprieve on Saturday, it was back to the status quo for Birdball on Sunday. Boston College will take to the field again on Tuesday as they host the Dartmouth Big Green.