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Baseball Defeats West Virginia, 5-0




May 16, 1999

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College junior Stephen Langone hurled a complete-game shutout to earn his team-high eighth win of the season and lead the Eagles in a 5-0 win against West Virginia in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

Senior catcher Jeff Waldron went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Waldron finished the three-game series with six hits in 10 at bats and had three RBIs, including the game winning RBIs in BCs 5-4 win against the Mountaineers on May 15.

On the mound, Langone threw his best performance of the season. He scattered nine hits over nine innings and fanned a career-high 13 batters. He earned both wins for the Eagles against West Virginia in the three-game series.

Senior Mike Gambino went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. The Eagles co-captains - Waldron and senior Sonny Nictakis - each had a hit in their final Boston College at bat.

After four scoreless innings, BC struck for three runs on three hits in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Eagles sealed the win with two runs on two hits in the bottom of the seventh inning.

West Virginia was led by freshman Kevin Riley who went 4-for-4. The Mountaineers Steve Hendren suffered his first loss of the season.

With the win, Boston College finished the season with an overall record of 26-21-1, 10-15-1 in BIG EAST action. The 26 wins marked the all-time winningest team in BC history. The Mountaineers fell to 29-26 overall, 12-13 in the BIG EAST.

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