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Baseball's Sean McGowan Powers Eagles to Doubleheader Sweep

April 13, 1999

Boston College senior Sean McGowan stroked four home runs and had nine RBIs to lead the Eagles in a doubleheader sweep of Harvard -- 12-6, 16-5 - at BC's Shea Field.

McGowan hit two home runs in both games and was the catalyst in two third-inning outbursts that powered the Eagles to lopsided victories.

Trailing 2-0 in the first game, the Eagles (13-12) erupted for 12 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Junior designated hitter/pitcher Stephen Langone began the scoring with a grand slam. In addition to his game-high five RBIs, Langone raised his record to 4-3 with a seven-inning complete game.

McGowan followed Langone with his first homer of the day. It was the second consecutive game in which Langone and McGowan have hit back-to-back home runs. Later in the frame, McGowan continued his heroics with his second home run of the inning, a three-run shot to left-centerfield.

In the second game, the Eagles scored at least one run in each of their six at-bats, including seven runs in the third frame. McGowan hit a two-run home run in that inning, and added a two-run home run in the fifth inning to lead the charge.

Seniors Jeff Waldron and Mike Gambino also smacked home runs. BC has now hit 44 home runs in 25 games.

Junior pitcher Brendan Nolan improved to 3-1 with the win. He scattered six hits in 5.1 innings pitched.

The Eagles will return to action on Wednesday, April 14 when they face BIG EAST rival Providence. Game time is 3 p.m. in Providence, R.I.

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