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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
April 24, 2013
Norwich, Conn. (Thomas Dodd Stadium)
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.