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Baseball Falls to Providence, 8-3

April 21, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College senior Sean McGowan hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Eagles fell to Providence, 8-3, at BC's Shea Field.

Providence struck for three runs in the second inning off BC starter Paul Bibbo. The Eagles countered with three runs in the home half of the seventh to close the gap to 5-3, but the Friars three runs in the top of the ninth frame sealed the victory.

The Eagles were led by McGowan and his two RBIs, while senior Jeff Waldron went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Sophomore Joe Kealty went 1-for-3 with a double.

Bibbo allowed five runs in his 6.1 innings of work before being relieved by junior Brendan Nolan. Nolan went 2.2 innings, allowing three runs.

Providence's Mike Scott went 4-for-6 with five RBIs and one run scored. The left fielder hit for the cycle.

The Eagles (16-16, 4-10 BIG EAST) return to action on Saturday, April 24 when they face Pittsburgh. The doubleheader starts at noon in Pittsburgh, Penn.


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