Baseball Game Notes
May 2, 2001
The Beanpot ... On Wednesday, Boston College will participate in the 12th annual Baseball Beanpot Tournament Title Game at friendly Fenway Park. The Eagles have won the title four times (1990, 1992, 1993, 1999). In last year's Beanpot, BC lost the initial game to UMass-Amherst 4-1 April 24 at McCoy Stadium in Providence then rebounded the next day to beat Harvard 8-5 in the consolation game at Fenway. BC has defeated UMass only once (1999 championship game) in three Beanpot games. In seven meetings with Northeastern, BC holds the 6-2 advantage. The Harvard series favors the Eagles, who have five wins in eight meetings. (5-2-1). BC has accumulated a 13-7-1 record for all Beanpot games played.
Yesterday's Game ... Boston College defeated Northeastern Tuesday, cruising to the 12-1 victory for the chance to play in the 12th Annual Beanpot Championship Game vs. University of Massachusetts-Amherst Wednesday at Fenway Park. Thirteen Eagle position players saw action with all nine starters notching at least one hit. Six BC pitchers limited the Huskies to one run on seven hits in 9.0 innings, stranding 11 runners. Brian Durkin (Lowell, Mass.) paced the Eagles' 15-hit attack with three singles. Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.), Joe Kealty (Framingham, Mass.) and Matthew Duffey (San Antonio, Texas) each contributed a pair of hits.
The Eagles jumped out to the 3-0 lead after one when Leahy scored on Joe Kealty's single through the right side. Consecutive singles by Durkin and Jarett Mendoza loaded the bases for Jeff Mackor, who continued his hot hitting streak with a two-run double off the Green Monster, two feet shy of a home run.
Erik Olson left after two innings and the 4-1 lead, allowing two hits and one run with two strikeouts on the way to his fifth victory (5-1). NU's Jason Gillespie allowed 12 hits in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts.
BC's Last Time Out ... Boston College swept a BIG EAST team for the first time this season, delivering 11-2, 6-4 and 8-7 victories over Villanova April 28-29 in Chestnut Hill. Junior Jeff Mackor paved the way for the series sweep, hitting .700 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In the 11-2 victory, Jed Rogers scattered eight hits over 7.0 innings and Mackor hit two home runs. The Eagles erased a 4-1 deficit in game two, scoring five unanswered runs. Mackor's third dinger of the day tied the game while Ryan Leahy knocked in the game-winning run on his first home run of the year. Erik Olson posted the win , allowing only three hits and striking out five through 3.0 innings. Mackor's two-run home run in the eighth inning of game three tied the score at seven before Brian Macchi stroked the game-winning hit in the last of the ninth for BC's 8-7 victory Sunday. Mark Sullivan threw a hitless ninth inning for the win.
And the Award Goes To ... Jeff Mackor hit .563 (9-for-16) with one double, four home runs and nine RBIs to earn BIG EAST Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors (April 23-29). The last Eagle recognized was Brian Durkin on March 12, 2001. In the Villanova sweep, Mackor batted .700 with four dingers and eight RBIs. In the first game, his first of two round-trippers plated the game-winning run. He then tied the score in each of the second and third games of the series with clutch home runs.
Go Long ... Five different Eagle sluggers crushed a total of nine home runs in the weekend series vs. Villanova. In addition to Mackor's three home runs on the day, Matt Lederhos stroked his first and second collegiate home runs Saturday April 28. Joe Kealty and Brian Macchi each added a dinger in the series while Ryan Leahy drove in the game-winning tally on his first home run of the season in April 28's 6-4 win. Earlier in the week, Brian Macchi hit a career-high three home runs in one game April 25 vs. Maine.
Milford's Macchi ... Brian Macchi, who currently has 14 home runs and 50 RBIS, notched three home runs in BC's 12-10 win over Maine. He homered six times in eleven games from April 5 - 18, in which span the junior collected 20 RBIs.
Raking in the RBIs ... During Coach Hughes' three-year tenure at the Heights, six Eagle batters have contributed five RBIs or more in one game. The most recent five-plus RBI hitter was Brian Macchi, who homered three times to drive in five runs on April 25. He also pushed across nine runs at Brown April 5. That was the biggest RBI production by an Eagle since Macchi himself knocked in seven runs (grand slam, two-run home run and sacrifice fly) at Georgetown April 29, 2000. Current teammate Chris Rosado tallied five RBIs vs. the Hoyas the next day (April 30, 2000) on the strength of two home runs and recorded six RBIs in BC's 17-7 victory over Wagner, March 10 of this season. 2001 captain Mike Hubbard's grand slam and sacrifice fly for five RBIs March 9 vs. Monmouth also placed him on the elite list. Then-sophomore Joe Kealty went 3-for-5 with five RBIs against UConn May 2, 1999. In that same year, Steve Langone also plated five runs (Harvard) while Sean McGowan accomplished the feat four times.
Coach Hughes ... Pete Hughes is in his third season as the Eagles' head coach. He will coach his 146th career game as the BC skipper (85-61-1) on Wednesday vs. University of Massachusetts. His career record stands at 137-91-1. The 33-year-old coach earned his 100th career coaching victory with a two-game sweep of Vermont on April 12, 2000. The triple-crowned coach took home three awards last year, named 2000 BIG EAST, New England and ABCA Northeast Region Division 1 Coach of the Year.
Current Eagles Climbing the Record Books ...
CAREER HITS LEADERS
1. Sean McGowan '99 208
2. Michael Martin '94 205
3. Jeff Waldron '99 198
4. Joe Kealty `01 181
5. Mike Hubbard `01 177
Kevin Penwell '97 177
6. Jarett Mendoza `01 168
7. Brian Sankey '96 166
7. Chris Taylor '93 151
Joe Hayward '93 151
CAREER RBI LEADERS
1. Sean McGowan '99 184
2. Brian Sankey '96 120
3. Steve Langone '00 117
4. Jeff Waldron '99 111
5. Joe Hayward '93 110
6. Joe Kealty `01 109
7. Jarett Mendoza `01 105
8. Chris Taylor '93 99
9. Gregg Radachowsky '90 97
1. Sean McGowan '99 70 (1999)
2. Sean McGowan '99 55 (1998)
3. Sean McGowan '99 55 (1997)
4. Brian Macchi `02 50 (2001)
5. Joe Hayward '93 49 (1991)
CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS
1. Sean McGowan '99 53
2. Steve Langone '00 30
3. Eric Olson '00 24
4. Gregg Radachowsky '90 19 Brian Macchi `02 19
5. Chris Taylor '93 17
Joe Hayward '93 17
6. Sean Curtin '96 14 Jarett Mendoza '01 14
1. Sean McGowan '99 25 (1999)
2. Brian Macchi `02 14 (2001)
3. Steve Langone '00 13 (1999)
4. Eric Olson '00 11 (2000)
2001 PLAYERS NOTES
1 - Matt Elfeldt (So, P) Owns a 3.74 ERA ... Has an 0-1 record with three saves (save total is fifth in the BIG EAST through April 30) ... Made 17 appearances for 21.2 innings ... Garnered the saves in back-to-back appearances Albany and Dartmouth ... Earned the save in BC's 2-0 shutout of W&M after striking out two of the five batters he faced in the ninth inning ... Registered the 7-2 loss to Florida Atlantic, struck out threeand walked two in 5.0 innings.
2 - Mark Sullivan (Jr, P) Has appeared in 19 games this year ... Totaled a 3-4 record and three saves (save total is fifth in the BIG EAST through April 30) for a 3.72 ERA ... Pitched a hitless ninth to earn the win vs. Villanova April 29 ... Picked up saves in BC's 6-4 win over the Wildcats April 28 and 12-10 victory over Maine April 25 ... Limited Rutgers to two hits in 2-4 loss, throwing 3.0 innings of relief with two strikeouts .... Gave up only two hits in his 3.1-inning stint to register the win vs. Connecticut April 14 ... Allowed three runs on eight hits with four strikeouts vs. Georgetown March 25 as the last-minute starter for the loss ... Gave up the game-winning run in 1.1 innings of relief March 23 vs. West Virginia ... Earned the save in BC's 8-5 win over Buffalo March 6 ... Allowed two hits and no earned runs in 2.0 innings of relief to get the win vs. LaSalle March 11 ... Posted a loss in the Eagles first game of the season, a 7-3 decision to Oklahoma State.
3 - Ryan Leahy (So, IF) Batting .286 ... Went 2-for-3, including a triple, with two RBIs in 12-1 win over NU ... Plated game-winning run on his first home run of the season in BC's 6-4 win over Villanova April 28 ... Went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the doubleheader at Brown April 5 ... Had a six-game hit streak from March 7 - March 18 in which span he hit 12- for-24 with eight runs scored ... Posted 13 hits, four doubles and seven RBIs as the leadoff batter in Florida ... Tallied six multiple-hit games on the training trip with three hits in each of two games (Yale, Wagner), and drove in a run in four of eight contests ... Doubled in the game-winning RBI in 2-0 win over W&M ...Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI in the Eagles' 14-8 loss to Oklahoma State.
4 - Matthew Duffey (So, P/IF) Has a record of 1-2 and 5.28 ERA ... Made his first collegiate pitching start at Brown, gave up three runs - two earned - in 6.0 innings for the loss ... Surrendered only three earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings for the first win, Albany ... Struck out a career-high six batters in loss to Harvard April 18 ... Threw 2.0 innings of hitless relief vs. Holy Cross March 29 ... Struck out three in 3.0 innings of work vs. Wagner College March 10 ... Allowed one earned run on three hits in 1.0 inning of relief against FAU, Feb. 11 ... Has five starts in 15 games as the third baseman ... Hit a sacrifice fly and walked twice in 4-2 loss to Rutgers ... Totaled two RBIs, including a sacrifice fly vs. LaSalle March 11 ... ... Earned a walk as a pinch-hitter vs. OSU Feb. 10.
5 - Josh DiScipio (Fr, 2B) Hitting .250 in 40 at bats for six RBIs ... Started 12 games in 25 appearances ... Powered a sacrifice fly vs. Rutgers April 21 ... His sacrifice bunt plated Mendoza in BC's 6-2 loss to St. John's April 8 ... Had a five-game hitting streak from March 10-29 ... Fought off a two-out, full count with seven foul balls before launching a bases-loaded, three-run double - including the game-winning run - to give BC the 7-3 edge vs. GU March 25, the Eagles went on to win that game 8-6 ... Drove in a run vs. Yale ... Pushed across one run in the BC/Red Sox game ... Earned his first collegiate hit to lead off the inning in BC's four-run, ninth inning against FAU.
7 - Chris Rosado (Sr, C/U) Is currently batting .262, his 11 doubles is tied for second on the team ... Through April 9, ranked eighth among league leaders with 26 runs batted in ... Powered a two-run single in BC's 10-6 win over St. John's April 7 ... Hit .333 (4 -for-12) for four RBIs with one double and one home run in the Eagles' three-game series at Virginia Tech ... As the cleanup hitter, drove in all of BC's runs in 4-3 loss to Hokies ... Bettered his average by 141 points on the Florida trip, hitting .467 in the eight-game span ... Totaled five multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games in Fla. ... Was one triple short of the cycle in 8-5 victory over Buffalo March 6 ... Hit the game-winning RBI vs. Yale ... Went 3-for-5 for six RBIs vs. Wagner March 10.
9 - Joe Kealty (Sr, DH/OF) Hitting .311, leads the team with 14 doubles ... Drove in three runs in BC's 12-1 win over NU May 1 .... Through April 30, is fourth in the league for walks (27) for all games ... Doubled three times in BC's 4-1 win over Dartmouth, drove in three of the four runs ... Hit his first home run of the season March 29 vs. Holy Cross, was issued three walks in that game ... Was 4-for-12 for one RBI in Virginia Tech series ... Hit .429 and drove in 10 runs during the spring training trip ... Went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs vs. Michigan March 3 ... Drove in three runs, including the game-winner March 6 vs. Buffalo ... Hit five doubles in four consecutive games from March 6 - 9 ... Strung together a five-game hit streak from March 3 - 9 ... Has been hit by a pitch six times.
10 - Brian Durkin (Jr, OF/1B) Currently batting .382, second among starters and eighth in the BIG EAST through April 30 ... Is fourth in the league in home runs (seven) and slugging percentage (604) ... Has a team-high .389 average against BIG EAST foes, fourth in the league ... Powered three hits in BC's 12-1 win over NU May 1 ... Went 3-for-3 in BC's 12-2 victory over Holy Cross March 29 ... Hit .393 (.893 slugging percentage) with four home runs and one triple for seven RBIs in Florida ... Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week March 12 ... On March 11 vs. LaSalle, hit 3-for-3 with a home run and triple and three runs scored - one double short of the cycle.
12 - Jed Rogers (Sr, P] Has a 2-4 record and 5.09 ERA in 46.0 innings ... Pitched a 7.0-inning complete game for the win April 28 vs. Villanova ... Took the hard-luck loss vs. Rutgers, gave up only four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings of work ... Struck out a career-high seven batters in 6.0 innings of work to take the 8-0 loss at West Virginia ... Took the hard-luck loss in a 4-3 decision to Virginia Tech, where he surrendered four runs - two earned - on 11 hits in 8.1 innings.
15 - Mike Hubbard (Sr, SS) Now hitting .283 ... ... Leads all Eagles with 17 stolen bases in 2001, totaled 18 in three years at BC ... Reached base safely in his first 12 consecutive games ... Through April 22, finished fourth in stolen bases (16) in the BIG EAST ... Hit .343 for 11 RBIs in Florida with five stolen bases ... Went 3-for-4 with his first career grand slam and a sacrifice fly for five RBIs vs. Monmouth March 9 ... Was 2-for-3 with two RBIs vs. the Red Sox ... Went 3-for-4 in BC's 7-3 loss to OSU with an RBI and run scored.
16 - Jarett Mendoza (Sr, OF) Is currently hitting ..266 ... Plated the game-winning run on his three-run home run vs. Maine April 25 ... In three games at Rutgers, Mendoza hit .444 with four RBIs ... Went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in BC's 12-8 win over Connecticut April 14 ... Led the BIG EAST with six doubles in 14 games through March 12 ... Had a 10-game hit streak from Feb. 24 - March 18 ... Hit .353 in Florida ... Had four multiple-hit games in Florida ... Contributed six total hits vs. Wagner and LaSalle (three games) ... Went 1-for-4 with three RBIs vs. Yale ... Knocked in the game-winning run vs. Michigan ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 with one RBI in the Red Sox game.
18 - Jeff Mackor (Jr, C) Now hitting .299 ... Drove in two runs, including the game-winner in 12-1 win over NU ... Went 7-for-10 with four home runs in three game series with Villanova, named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week ... Threw out three basestealers in 4-2 loss to Rutgers April 22 ... From April 9 - 14, hit .417 with two home runs and seven RBIs ... Had a three-run double in the seventh and final inning vs. St. John's to ignite the 10-6 win April 7 ... Strung together an eight-game hit streak from March 6 -19 ... Powered multiple hits in four games from March 11 - 19 ... Led the team in batting at Virginia Tech, batting .583 with seven hits ... Was responsible for two game-winning RBIs on the Florida trip (Buffalo, LaSalle) ... Threw out three baserunners from his catcher position March 11 vs. LaSalle and five total on the trip ... Powered hits in six of the seven games played and drove in two runs in each of two games in Florida ... Contributed two hits vs. the Red Sox ... Had two hits and an RBI in 5-2 loss to W&M.
21 - Paul Knapic (Jr, P) Now owns a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings ... Went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in Florida ... Struck out at least six batters in four outings ... Gave up one earned run and five hits in 7.0 innings vs. Michigan March 3 ... Allowed five hits in 5.0 + innings vs. Wagner March 10 ... Through March 12, is third among league leaders in strikeouts (28) and fourth in opponent batting average (.182) ... Tied a career-high nine strikeouts in loss to FAU Feb. 11.
22 - Brian Macchi (Jr, OF/3B) Now batting .383 with 50 RBIs (second in the BIG EAST) ... Through April 30, leads the conference in four categories: slugging percentage (.722), slugging percentage in conference play (.738), home runs for all games (14) and home runs in conference action (6)... Had three home runs in BC's 12-10 win over Maine April 25 ... From April 1 - 9, Macchi hit .500 (12-for-24) with two doubles and three home runs for 12 runs batted in and a .958 slugging percentage ... He homered twice in a 5-for-5 outing for nine total RBIs to lead BC past Brown 17-4 April 5 ...Had four multiple-hit games in Florida and drove in three runs in two games (Yale, Monmouth), hit safely in six of the eight games.
23 - Matt Lederhos (So, P/OF) Now has a record of 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA ... Allowed only three hits and one unearned run in BC's 4-1 victory over Dartmouth April 17 ... Paced BC to 8-6 win at Georgetown, allowing three runs on five hits in 7.0 innings March 25 ... Took the loss, allowing five hits in 4.0 innings in 13-5 loss to Virginia Tech ... In 12.0 innings, collected a 1.50 ERA in Florida ... Pitched a three-hitter in 6.0 innings and threw a career-high 11 strikeouts to earn the win vs. Buffalo March 6 ... Gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings of work against LaSalle ... Offensively, is now batting .256 ... Homered twice in doubleheader vs. Villanova April 28.
24 - Eric Wright (Fr, OF) Now batting .250... In his first collegiate start, contributed two hits - including a two-run double - in BC's 12-2 win over Holy Cross March 29 ... Went 1-for-2, a double, and scored a run in BC's 12-6 victory over Yale ... Added a pinch-hit, RBI single - his first collegiate hit - in BC's last game against FAU ... now batting .333.
25 - Scott Lemone (So, C/DH) Now batting .205 with three doubles and one home run for five RBIs ... Made 11 starts in 21 game appearances ... Belted his first collegiate home run April 14 vs. Connecticut ... Started two of three games played in Florida, went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two runs driven in in that span ... Went 1-for-2 against FAU Feb. 11, his first collegiate start when he earned his first hit as a collegian.
28 - James Dawson (Fr, P) Has made nine appearances with a 4.44 ERA and 3-1 record ... Registered his first win in his first collegiate start April 5 vs. Brown, gave up four runs on six hits in 3.0 innings ... Earned his second mound victory, with 7.0 innings of work vs. Rhode Island April 11 ... Surrendered one hit in 2.0 innings vs. LaSalle ... Allowed three runs on one hit in 3.0 innings vs. Oklahoma State, Feb. 10.
31 - Mike Gauthier (Fr, P) Allowed only one hit in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. UConn April 14 ... Threw 3.0 innings with five career-high strikeouts for a save vs. Monmouth.
33 - Erik Olson (Sr, P) Owns a 5.50 ERA in 34.1 innings and 5-1 record ... Registered the win over NU May 1 ... Posted a win vs. Villanova April 28 ... Notched the win vs. Albany April 10 ... Threw a one-hitter through 6.0 innings at Holy Cross while striking out a career-high eight batters ...Gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings vs. Yale March 7 to record his first win of the season ... allowed three hits in 3.0 innings with two strikeouts Feb. 9 vs. FAU.
36 - Chris Gannon (Sr, P) Has a 5.60 ERA in a team-high 64.1 innings with a 4-2 record ... In his most recent victory, Allowed only eight hits and one earned run in 9.0 innings with six strikeouts and three walks at Rutgers ... Scattered nine hits for six runs - three earned - in a seven-inning complete game at St. John's April 7 ... Threw 4.0 innings of hitless relief with a season-high seven strikeouts in BC's 4-3 extra-inning loss to Northeastern April 3 ... Earned two wins (Buffalo, LaSalle) in Florida ... ... Allowed only two hits in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts in the Eagles season-opener vs. OSU.