Two Eagles Selected In Major League Baseball Draft
Boston College senior pitcher/designated hitter Steve Langone and senior third baseman Eric Olson were selected in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. Langone was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round (627th player selected). Olson was selected by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round (668th).
Langone, who earned All-BIG EAST first team honors, finished the 2000 season with a .338 batting average (69-for-204). He registered 30 extra-base hits, including 22 doubles and seven home runs. He drove in 34 runs.
On the mound, Langone had an 8-2 record in 13 appearances. He made nine starts, and threw seven complete games. His 1.54 earned run average is the lowest among the nation's Division I hurlers. He allowed just 13 earned runs in 76.0 innings of work.
Most recently, Langone earned the pitching victory in the University Division's victory over the College Division in the annual New England All-Star Game. The game was played on Saturday, June 3 in Norwich, Conn.
Olson finished the 2000 season with a .289 batting average. He led the Eagles with 11 home runs. He drove in 31 runs.
Boston College finished the 2000 season with a 35-20 record. The team, which set a school record for wins in a season, earned its first BIG EAST Tournament berth since 1991.