Boston College freshman Cody Morissette celebrates one of his two homers Tuesday (Aaron Fitt)


Dispatches From Durham: Stud Freshmen Shine For BC

At The Ballpark

DURHAM, N.C. — The ACC tournament format is designed to be essentially a double-elimination event for the highest-seeded teams in pool play, and a single-elimination event for the lower seeds. With four pools of three teams apiece, every team is guaranteed to play two games — but for the six lower-seeded teams that played Tuesday, a loss in the opening game would ensure they would not be able to advance to Saturday’s semifinals, because the higher-seeded teams get the tie-breakers.

The first two games Tuesday were won by No. 12 seed Boston College, which beat No. 8 Clemson 7-5 in[…]