The Eagles started the week well, defeating Northeastern in the consolation game of the Beanpot at Fenway Park on Wednesday, but found themselves on the wrong end of two extra innings matchups during the Saturday double header before being dominated in the Sunday contest.
The victory over Northeastern was more of a moral victory than anything else, considering BC had already been relegated to the consolation bracket by UMass on April 2.
Nonetheless, it was a strong performance by both the pitching staff and the batters in the Eagles’ 5-3 victory. Northeastern jumped out to a second-inning lead, but BC bounced back with two runs in the fourth thanks to Cody Morissette and Gian Martellini. Two runs for both sides in the sixth and an insurance run for BC in the ninth ended the scoring on the day.
The pitching performance was a full-team effort, as no Eagles pitcher went more than two innings. BC used seven different members from its staff, who combined for eight strikeouts and only allowed three walks and six hits. Joey Walsh got the victory, improving his record to 2-4 while senior Thomas Lane came on for his first save of the season.
The Eagles were extremely unlucky in both games of the double header against the Tar Heels on Saturday, losing both matchups on walk-offs. The first game was more painful, as BC took a lead into the ninth inning, but was unable to shut the door. The Eagles suffered from self-inflicted wounds, totaling five errors that led to three unearned runs in the contest.
The kid @SalFrelick did it again! Sells out for a catch over the wall and into the bullpen to strand two RISP!#Birdball🦅 pic.twitter.com/yzzGiAgnW6
— BC Baseball (@BCBirdBall) April 21, 2019
The second leg saw a huge comeback for BC, as a two-run ninth pushed the game to extras. Mason Pelio suffered his worst outing yet, allowing six runs on three hits in three innings pitched. Offensively, freshman outfielder Sal Frelick continued his blazing start, going 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.
The Sunday game against UNC was an absolute rout, with the Eagles losing 16-8. Frelick was again the star, going 3-for-3 from the plate and making a ridiculous circus catch while diving into the right-field bleachers to protect what was a four-run lead at the time. The real killer inning was the sixth, in which the Eagles allowed twelve runs.
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