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Baseball Names Three Captains




Dec. 4, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Seniors Matt Paré and Hunter Gordon and junior Tom Bourdon were named the captains of the 2013 Boston College baseball team, voted by their teammates, head coach Mike Gambino announced on Tuesday.

"I'm really excited about the leadership in our clubhouse this year," Gambino said. "Although this is a young ball club, I think we will have very strong leadership from our upperclassmen and I couldn't be more excited to have these three guys voted captains by their teammates." Bourdon earned All-ACC second-team, ABCA All-Northeast Region first-team and NEIBA All-Star honors in 2012. The two-year starting centerfielder from Simsbury, Conn., led the Eagles in 2012 in batting average (.324), slugging percentage (.529), hits (79), RBIs (37), doubles (18), home runs (10), total bases (129) and multiple-hit games (22). He ended the season tied for the fourth-most hits and 10th-most home runs on BC's single-season list. The junior also recorded a team-high three outfield assists. As a freshman, Bourdon was third on the team with a .289 batting average while leading the squad with six steals.

Gordon, a right-hander who hails from Swampscott, Mass., was a regular weekend starter for the Eagles. He pitched a team-high 72.1 innings last season and was third on pitching staff with 35 strikeouts. He did not throw a wild pitch on the year and picked off a team-high three runners. His second win of the year came in a 1-0 victory against Wake Forest on April 27, allowing a career-low two hits in 7.0 innings in a combined shutout, striking out five. In 2011, he was second on the team with 26 appearances and third with a 4.09 ERA. As a freshman, he tallied the third-most appearances with 24.

Paré played in 50 games, making 43 starts behind the plate last season. The catcher from Lighthouse Point, Fla., led the Eagles with a .411 on-base percentage, was hit a team-leading 15 times and was second with 24 walks. He caught 18 base runners stealing and his first career error came at Miami on March 9, after 235 chances. As a sophomore, Paré started 27 games before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. In his freshman campaign, he started all 58 games, mostly as the designated hitter and batted over .300 until May 2, finishing the season at .259. He led the Eagles in on-base percentage (.422), walks (35) and hit by pitch (19). Coming out of high school, he was drafted in the 26th round by the Houston Astros.

The Eagles open the 2013 season on Feb. 15 at Elon University.

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