Fireworks as Boston College baseball eliminated from NCAA Super Regional by classless Miami Hurricanes

June 12, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Boston College was eliminated from the NCAA baseball Super Regional on Sunday by Miami in a winner-take-all game that included a near-brawl after the Hurricanes gloated over the game-clinching grand slam. Needing a victory to secure their first spot in the College World Series since 1967, the Eagles dropped a 9-4 decision that wasn't decided until Edgar Michelangeli's grand slam in the seventh inning put the game away. That's also when things got heated, because Michelangeli flipped his bat halfway up the first base line and then appeared to yell in the face of Boston College catcher Nick Sciortino as he crossed home plate, according to the Boston Herald. That led Eagles first baseman Mitch Begras to jaw with Miami's Willie Abreu before the two started pushing and shoving, leading to both benches emptying. No players were ejected. The finish couldn't put a damper on the best BC baseball season in nearly 50 years. The Eagles finished 34-22 and took Miami to the limit in their three-game series, forcing Sunday's decisive game with a victory on Saturday afternoon. Michelangeli was too much in this one, however, as his three-run homer off of starter Jacob Stevens in the second gave the Hurricanes a 4-0 lead. The Eagles halved their deficit in the fourth on Donovan Casey's two-run single, but never get closer thereafter.