BRIGHTON, Mass. -- The eyes of the college baseball world were on Boston College following last Sunday’s crazy finish at Auburn.
The Eagles, who are now ranked No. 13 in the nation, faced an eight-run deficit with two outs in the ninth inning and were down to their final strike three times against the Tigers before junior center fielder Sal Frelick (Lexington, Mass.) hit a game-tying, three-run home run to send the eventual 11-9, 10-inning win into extras. Sophomore infielder Luke Gold cleared the Green Monster-like wall in left field for a two-run shot to provide the difference in the final score.
Just two days after completing just the third comeback of eight or more runs in all of college baseball since 2017, the Eagles continued breaking out the bats as they have done all season long. They improved to 9-2 on the year after seeing five of their 10 hits leave the park on the way to Tuesday’s 10-5 win over America East foe Maine at the Harrington Athletics Village.
Unbelievably, Maine entered Tuesday having authored an eight-run final inning of its own to overtake Merrimack, 14-9, in Sunday’s finale of a four-game, season-opening series.