June 9, 2000
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - - Boston College's Steve Langone was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third Team All-American in an announcement made June 7. Langone has already been honored with All-New England First Team accolades as well as a BIG EAST Conference First Team award as a utility player and Second Team honors as a pitcher.
The Reading, Mass. native was chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round (627th pick) of the major league draft, June 6.
Through June 4, Langone led the country with a 1.54 ERA. He allowed only 13 earned runs in 76.0 innings pitched for an 8-2 mark and two saves . The right-hander struck out 65 batters while walking only six all season. He was one of two Eagles to start all 55 games and finished the year at .338 as the no. 3 hitter in the lineup, stroking 22 doubles, one triple and seven home runs. He led all conference hitters through the regular season with 21 doubles overall. In the BIG EAST Tournament, Langone batted .389 with a double and home run.
The 2000 Boston College Baseball team finished the season with an overall record of 35-20-0, 12-11 in the BIG EAST Conference. Their 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 their second appearance in the 16-year tournament and first since 1991.
Boston College, 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).