May 7, 2001
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - - Mark Sullivan (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (April 30 - May 6) in an announcement made by the league office Monday.
Sullivan led the Eagles to a 5-0 record this past week, including a Beanpot Tournament Championship and unprecedented three-game sweep of Seton Hall University. The Eagles have won nine-consecutive games, six straight over BIG EAST foes, to improve to 28-20-0 overall and 10-11-0 in league play.
Sullivan registered two wins and two saves for a 0.84 ERA on the week. He pitched the last five frames of BC's 3-2, 14-inning win over Seton Hall Sunday, surrendering only two hits and no runs. He struck out seven of the 20 batters that he faced. The junior right-hander posted a save in the first game of the SHU doubleheader, throwing a hitless ninth inning to preserve the 5-3 win. Sullivan pitched 1.2 innings of the first game of the series, an 11-9 BC win, to save that contest Saturday. In 7.2 total innings against the Pirates, Sullivan allowed only six hits and fanned 11 batters.
On Wednesday, Sullivan led BC to its second Beanpot Championship in three years with the 10-5 win over the reigning champs, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He surrendered only one earned run on three hits in 3.0 innings of work.
This marks the second-consecutive week that BC has been honored by the conference. Teammate Jeff Mackor shared Co-Player-of-the-Week honors with John West of Virginia Tech the week before.
Boston College welcomes Notre Dame May 12-13. Saturday's doubleheader begins at noon.