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Baseball Defeats Northeastern, 11-2

May 6, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore center fielder Joe Kealty registered three hits and junior designated hitter Stephen Langone recorded a two-run homer to lead Boston College to an 11-2 win over Northeastern at BCs Commander Shea Field.

The win raised BCs record to 23-19, equaling the highest single-season win total in school history. The Eagles still have six games remaining on their 1999 schedule.

In addition, senior first baseman Sean McGowan had two hits, raising his season hit total to 69, surpassing the schools single-season mark set by Brian Kelley in 1990.

Langone gave BC an early lead, blasting a two-run homer over the leftfield fence in the bottom of the first inning. After a scoreless second frame, BC exploded for six runs in the third inning to take a commanding 8-0 advantage. Eight BC batters recorded hits - five singles and three doubles - before NU recorded the first out of the inning.

BC added one run in the fourth inning, before Northeastern got on the scoreboard with two runs in the sixth. Three hits and one passed ball accounted for the Huskies runs. BC answered with one run in both the sixth and seventh innings to finish the scoring.

Four BC players - juniors Langone, Mike Quirk and Eric Olson, and senior Jeff Waldron - joined McGowan with two hits.

Northeastern was led by Matt Keating, who had three hits, including one double.

Junior Jaime Quiros earned the win on the mound for BC, scattering eight hits over 8.0 innings. Freshman Mark Sullivan finished the game, allowing one hit in 1.0 inning.

Tim Bonehill took the loss for Northeastern.

BC returns to action on Saturday, May 8 against St. Johns. Game time is 4 p.m. at Shea Field.

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