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Baseball Splits Doubleheader With St. John's




May 9, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College defeated St. John's 8-7 in the opening game of an afternoon doubleheader to become the school's all-time winningest team with 24 victories. The Red Storm countered with a 10-6 win to salvage the doubleheader split.

Senior first baseman Sean McGowan collected two hits in each game to raise his career mark to 205, tying him with Michael Martin (Class of 1994) atop BC's career hit list.

In the first game, both McGowan and senior Jeff Waldron went 2-for-2 with one RBI. McGowan led the team with three runs scored.

Sophomore center fielder Jarett Mendoza and junior third baseman Eric Olson both collected two RBIs. Olson and senior second baseman Mike Gambino hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning.

The Eagles trailed 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning but used four hits and a sacrifice fly to plate three runs.

St. Johns was led by sophomore Eric Potts who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

BC junior Brendan Nolan earned the victory after pitching one inning and improved to 5-2 on the season. Junior Stephen Langone earned his second save of the season. The Red Storms Lou Santucci was saddled with the loss.

In the second game, St. Johns scored in six of nine innings, including a three-run sixth frame. Sophomore first baseman Chris Fallon went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead the visitors. Fallon finished the day 7-for-8 with six runs scored.

Junior Patrick Collins improved to 4-4 after hurling six innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Sophomore Kevin Zaug threw three innings to earn his first save.

Boston College was led by Langone. The pitcher/designated hitter went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. He also hurled six innings.

Boston College returns to BIG EAST action with a three-game series against West Virginia on May 15-16. The series will mark the end of BCs regular season.

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