We don’t claim to be the space for the most in-depth tactical or statistical analysis of baseball - for that, we highly recommend Heights alum Bradley Smart’s outstanding Birdball-focused Substack - but we do know this:
If you keep hitting a ton of home runs, you are going to keep scoring... a lot.
BC’s PING!-barrage continued on Tuesday in a midweek 10-5 victory over Maine which improved their record to 9-2.
With the newest batch of moonshots, BC now has 18 home runs in 11 games. This is a far cry from the smallball BC teams of not-too-distant vintage; as BC’s official game notes point out, the Eagles hit just 14 home runs in 49 total games for the entire 2018 season.
Joining the party yesterday: Cody Morissette (x2), Cameron Leary (x2), Luke Gold.
Sandwiched back-to-back Jimmy Jacks inside a five-home run highlight...#Birdball pic.twitter.com/9Y5drWK15o— BC Baseball (@BCBirdBall) March 10, 2021
With Leary hitting his first two homers of the season, BC now has 7 different players who have hit home runs, with Gold leading the way with 5, followed by Sal Frelick (4) and Morissette (3).
While BC doesn’t have any individual tearing up the top of the home run list, BC is now into the top 12 nationally in homers and springboarded ahead of NC State as the ACC’s leader in home runs with yesterday’s output.
The #13 Eagles will look to keep the bats hot this weekend when they take on #10 Louisville in another key ACC series.