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Baseball Defeats Dartmouth, 15-9




May 5, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Senior first baseman Sean McGowan hit two home runs - his 22nd and 23rd of the season - to lead Boston College to a 15-9 win over Dartmouth in a game at BC's Commander Shea Field.

With his 23 home runs, McGowan now leads the nation in that category, averaging 0.58 home runs per game.

Boston College trailed 3-1, before scoring three runs in the bottom of the third inning to take the lead for good. The Eagles scored three runs on three hits and took advantage of one Dartmouth error to gain a 4-3 lead.

After adding one run in the fourth inning, BC exploded for nine runs in the sixth to take a 14-3 lead. BC registered seven hits in the inning, including three doubles and a two-run home run by McGowan.

Dartmouth's Michael Conway tripled and scored on an infield out in the top of the seventh to break the Eagles' scoring run, but BC's McGowan answered with a solo homer over the left-centerfield fence in the bottom half of the inning to bring the score to 15-4. Dartmouth closed the scoring with five runs in the eighth inning. Three hits and three walks accounted for the Big Greens runs.

Junior Mike Quirk joined McGowan with three hits for BC. McGowan led BC with five RBIs. For Dartmouth, Conway led the way with three hits.

Sophomore lefthander Chris Gannon earned his second win of the season on the mound for the Eagles. Gannon scattered six hits over 7.0 innings. He fanned six batters.

Reliever John Velosky took the loss for Dartmouth.

BC returns to action on Thursday, May 6 against Northeastern. Game time is 3 p.m. at Shea Field.

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