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Eagles Set BIG EAST Softball Marks

Senior Chris Vicari is the BIG EAST career home run leader.

Senior Chris Vicari is the BIG EAST career home run leader.

May 3, 2000

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College softball team finished the regular season on Tuesday with a pair of losses at UMass, dropping the Eagles to 20-23 overall entering this weekend's BIG EAST Tournament. Despite what some consider a subpar record, however, the Eagles have enjoyed a record-breaking season.

Boston College set three BIG EAST marks this spring, including the single-season record for fielding percentage. In 16 conference games, the Eagles committed just seven errors and posted a sparkling .984 fielding percentage. The old record of .980 was set by UConn in 1996.

In addition, senior Chris Vicari set a new BIG EAST career record for home runs when she hit the 11th blast of her four-year conference stint against Rutgers on April 30. Vicari led the BIG EAST with five home runs in 16 games this season.

Freshman Kim Ryan set a record of her own last Sunday, striking out 14 Rutgers batters to push her BIG EAST total to 106. Ryan broke the record of 101 strikeouts set by BC senior Mary Dietz in 1998.

The Eagles, seeded fourth in the BIG EAST Tournament, will play against regular-season champion Notre Dame on Friday at 11 a.m. Boston College is hosting the league tournament for the first time since 1996.

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