May 27, 2000
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - - Shortstop Mike Hubbard (Braintree, Mass.) was elected captain of the 2001 Boston College baseball team, according to an announcement made by head coach Peter Hughes.
Hubbard batted .417 (5-for-12) in the BIG EAST Tournament (May 17-20) with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored. He finished second on the team with 13 stolen bases for the season. The Braintree, Mass. native batted .263 with eight doubles, three triples and two home runs for a total of 25 RBI on the year.
Boston College finished the 2000 season with an overall record of 35-20-0, 12-11 in the BIG EAST Conference. The 35 victories marked the highest single-season total in school history, eclipsing last year's standard of 26. Head Coach Pete Hughes was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year. The Eagles finished third with a 2-2 mark in the conference tournament. It was the Eagles' second appearance in the 16-year tournament and first since 1991.
BC, picked to finish seventh in the preseason coaches poll, was the only BIG EAST team to hand 23rd-ranked Notre Dame two losses during the season. With two tournament victories (4-3, 6-5), the Eagles gained a 3-2 series lead over the Fighting Irish in 2000. In Wednesday's game (May 17), the Eagles came from behind to beat Notre Dame 4-3, thanks to a two-out, two-run home run by Mike Quirk in the top of the ninth inning. Boston College lost to Seton Hall 12-4 on Friday afternoon (May 19) before defeating Notre Dame 6-5 that night. The Eagles landed on the losing end of another 6-5 decision, falling to Seton Hall in Saturday's elimination game (May 20).