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St. John's Takes On Boston College In Third-Annual Meeting At Dodd Stadium
 
 

Zach Lauricella had a career-high six RBI in a 9-5 win last season against Boston College.
 
Zach Lauricella had a career-high six RBI in a 9-5 win last season against Boston College.
 

April 22, 2014

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    QUEENS, N.Y. - After the offense plated 41 runs in a three-game sweep of NYIT, St. John's (23-14) returns to action with a neutral-site midweek matchup against former BIG EAST rival Boston College (14-26). Playing at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn., for the third-straight season, the Red Storm and Eagles will meet for a 6 p.m. first pitch on April 23.

    The Last Meeting
    St. John's9
    Boston College5
    April 24, 2013
    Norwich, Conn. (Thomas Dodd Stadium)
    Six-RBI Day For Lauricella Leads St. John's To 9-5 Win Against Boston College
    Zach Lauricella totaled six RBI and finished a triple shy of the cycle as St. John's won its third-straight game with a 9-5 victory against Boston College.

    Leading Off

  • After batting just .236 and posting a 6.28 ERA in its first 13 games (3-10), St. John's has batted .301 to go with a 3.04 ERA in the last 24 games (20-4).
  • St. John's is 21-4 this season when allowing the opponent to score five runs or less.
  • The St. John's offense has collected 77 two-out RBI on the year, 37.0 percent of the team total (77-of-208). Matt Harris leads the way with 16 two-out RBI, while Jarred Mederos and Robert Wayman add 12 two-out RBI apiece.
  • While the offense has a .278 batting average overall, St. John's is hitting .318 with runners in scoring position.
  • The Red Storm currently ranks second in the BIG EAST in on-base percentage (.385) and third in both batting average (.278) and slugging percentage (.374). The offense has drawn a league-high 174 walks and the pitching staff has recorded a league-leading 267 strikeouts (7.46 per 9).

    Inside The Series With Boston College

  • St. John's and Boston College have met 83 times in a series that dates back to 1984.
  • The Red Storm leads the series 55-27-1, including a 2-3 record in neutral contests.
  • St. John's has posted a 3-1 record against BC since the teams renewed their rivalry in 2010.
  • The teams are meeting at Dodd Stadium for the third-straight season. The Eagles posted a 2-1 win in 2012, while the Red Storm notched a 9-5 victory last season on April 24.
     

     

    Scouting The Eagles
  • Boston College is 14-26 on the season, including a 5-16 ACC record, after taking 2-of-3 in a conference series at NC State.
  • The offense has a .233 batting average and scores 3.4 runs per game.
  • The lone player batting better than .300 on the season, Chris Shaw leads the offense with a .301 average. Shaw also leads the team in doubles (13), home runs (2) and RBI (22).
  • Joe Cronin leads the team with 23 runs scored and has 10 doubles to go with 16 RBI, while Tom Bourdon has 19 RBI.
  • The pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA and allows a .259 batting average, while striking out 256 batters in 356.2 innings of work.
  • Luke Fernandes (3-1, 2.76) and Jesse Adams (0-0, 3.22) have combined for 33 appearances to lead the charge out the bullpen.

    Harris Earns BIG EAST Player Of The Week Honors

  • After helping pace a St. John's offensive attack that scored 11.3 runs per game as part of a 3-1 week, first baseman Matt Harris was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week.
  • Harris batted .583 (7-for-12) with three multi-hit games, seven RBI and eight runs scored. The junior had two doubles and two home runs to post a 1.250 slugging percentage, walked four times to add a .600 on-base percentage and also swiped two bases in two attempts.
  • In a three-game series against NYIT, Harris batted .625 (5-for-7) with five RBI and seven runs scored to go with a 1.125 slugging percentage and a .625 on-base percentage.

    Red Storm Scores 41 Runs In Three-Game Series Against NYIT For Highest Series-Total Since 2011

  • St. John's plated 41 runs in a three-game sweep against NYIT (April 18-19) to record its most runs scored in a three-game series since 2011.
  • The Red Storm defeated the Bears, 17-8, in a game one victory before recording a 13-0 win and completing the sweep with an 11-2 triumph.
  • The 41-run series-total marked the most runs scored in a three-game set since St. John's scored 44 times in a sweep at Georgetown (May 13-15, 2011). In that series, the Red Storm defeated the Hoyas by scores of 7-3, 25-7 and 12-2.
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