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Baseball Defeats Northeastern, 9-7




April 27, 1999

BOSTON - Boston College exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and withstood a late Northeastern rally to capture a 9-7 win in the first round of the 10th annual Beanpot Tournament, played at Fenway Park.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh frame, BC posted eight runs on seven hits to take a 9-2 lead. The Huskies rallied for two runs in the eighth and three runs in the ninth before the Eagles' Erik Olson ended the threat. Olson entered the game with the tying-run at the plate and struck out Northeastern's Matt Keating to earn his second save of the season.

In the eighth inning, Keating blasted the game's only home run - a two-run shot. He finished the game hitting 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.

The Eagles were led by senior Sean McGowan and junior Stephen Langone. McGowan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Langone went 1-for-4 with two RBIS and one run scored. He also hurled eight innings, allowing four runs on seven hits to earn his sixth win of the season.

Seven of the eight BC batters collected at least one RBI and eight of the nine hitters stroked at least one hit. Sophomore Joe Kealty had the Eagles only extra-base hit, a seventh-inning double.

Boston College advances to the Beanpot's championship game that will be played on Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Northeastern will play in the consolation game at 11 a.m.

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