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Baseball Sweeps Three Games at Villanova

April 2, 2000

Boston College earned a three-game sweep of BIG EAST rival Villanova in baseball action in Philadelphia, Penn. on April 1 and 2.

The Eagles won the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, 5-3. BC then edged the Wildcats, 8-7, in the second game.

On Sunday, Boston College completed the sweep with a 7-6 victory.

Below are brief game highlights:

Game 1: Sophomore Brian Durkin hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh (and final) inning, snapping a 3-3 tie and lifting BC to a 5-3 victory. Junior Mike Stuart earned the win on the mound, throwing 2.0 scoreless inning in relief of starter Erik Olson. Senior Steve Langone blanked VU in the final frame to earn his first save of the season ... Sophomore Jeff Mackor hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning.

Game 2: Trailing 5-4 entering the ninth inning, BC rallied for four runs in its final at-bat to gain the victory. Villanova scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to account for the 8-7 final score. In the ninth, junior Jarett Mendoza gave BC the lead with a two-run double, and sophomore Brian Durkin registered a two-run single to add to the Eagle advantage. Freshman Matt Elfeldt threw 1.0 inning of relief to gain the win on the mound. Langone earned his second save of the day ... BC recorded 19 hits, including three doubles.

Game 3: Sophomore Neal McCarthy's two-out, RBI triple in the top of the ninth inning scored senior Mike Quirk with the game-winning run in BC's 7-6, series-ending triumph. Quirk led off the inning with a double. Stuart captured his second pitching victory in as many days, hurling 1.1 innings of scoreless relief ... BC stroked 11 hits, including two doubles, one triple and one home run. Senior Eric Olson was 3-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs. He hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

Next Game: Tuesday, April 4, 3 p.m. at Northeastern (Friedman Diamond/Parsons Field in Brookline)

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