Baseball

@NDBaseball

April 4, 1998

Ust, Heilman Highlight Notre Dame Baseball Sweep At Boston College (5-2, 6-4)

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore third baseman Brant Ust smacked his team-leading ninth home run of the season in the opener and added another long ball in the nightcap while freshman righthander Aaron Heilman came on to save both games as visiting Notre Dame swept a BIG EAST Conference doubleheader from Boston College, 5-2 and 6-4, Saturday at chilly Pellagrini Diamond.

Notre Dame (19-9, 5-0 BIG EAST) pushed its winning streak to nine games, the program's longest since a 10-game run midway through the 1996 season. The Irish are 25-6 in their last 31 BIG EAST regular-season games.

Boston College (9-71, 0-2-1) outhit the Irish in the first game, 10-7, but the Eagles left eight runners on base in the opener before stranding 10 in the nightcap.

Junior righthander Alex Shilliday (5-2) picked up the opening win, striking out five while allowing two runs on 10 hits and one walk. Shilliday loaded the bases in the seventh and final inning, after a hit batter, double and walk, but Heilman worked to a 2-2 count on potent cleanup hitter Ryan McGowan before blowing the final pitch past McGowan for the game-ending strikeout.

Junior lefthander Chris McKeown came on in relief of sophomore southpaw Tim Kalita in the fifth inning to win the second game. McKeown allowed two runs on six hits and one walk over three and two-third innings.

BC sophomore lefthanders Steve Langone and Andrew Sullivan turned in complete games. Langone allowed four earned runs, with four strikeouts and four walks while Sullivan's 123-pitch effort included six earned runs, four strikeouts and one walk.

Notre Dame surged ahead in the opener with two runs in the third, on an RBI single by Allen Green and run-scoring double down the leftfield line by J.J. Brock. Todd Frye's double in the fourth plated Alec Porzel and Jeff Felker singled home Greene in the fifth for a 4-0 Irish lead.

BC scored twice in the bottom of the fifth but Ust answered in the sixth by launching a 2-0, leadoff shot to straightaway center field.

The hosts jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap but the Irish tied the game in the fourth, when Ust sent a one-out, 1-2 pitch over the wall in right-center for his 21st career home run in 88 games.

Notre Dame pushed across three runs in the fifth, ignited by Frye's double down the leftfield line and Dan Leathreman's bunt single on an attempted sacrifice. Greene followed with an RBI single and Leatherman scored when Brock hit into a double play. Felker then doubled into the popular left corner and Wagner capped the inning with a single to left.

BC chipped away at the lead with runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth but Notre Dame added runs of its own in the seventh and ninth. Ust's double off the rightfield wall gave the Irish a 5-3 lead in the seventh while Greene's first-pitch home run inside the leftfield foul pole capped the scoring in the ninth and gave Greene his fourth home run of the season.

Notre Dame is 17-0 this season when scoring five or more runs. The Irish have homered in 10 straight games and have 36 total home runs in 28 games.

NOTRE DAME                  0-0-2   1-1-1   0   --   5  7   1           
BOSTON COLLEGE              0-0-0   0-2-0   0   --   2  10  2           
Shilliday, Heilman (7) and Wagner. Langone and Waldon.
    
NOTRE DAME (19-9, 5-0 BIG EAST)         0-0-0   1-3-0   1-0-1   --   6  14  0           
BOSTON COLLEGE (9-7-1, 0-2-1 BIG EAST)  1-0-0   0-1-1   0-1-0   --   4  9   1
Kalita, McKeown (5), Heilman (8) and Wagner. Sullivan and Waldon.

Event Calendar

Delta

February 17
12:00 PM
Lafayette
San Antonio, TX

103.1 FM
February 18
12:00 PM
Saint Louis
San Antonio, TX

103.1 FM
February 18
4:00 PM
Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX

103.1 FM
February 19
12:00 PM
TBD
San Antonio, TX

103.1 FM
February 24
9:00 PM
San Diego
San Diego, CA

103.1 FM
February 25
3:00 PM
TBD
San Diego, CA

103.1 FM
February 26
1:00 PM
TBD
San Diego, CA

103.1 FM
March 3
4:30 PM
Maryland
Cary, NC

103.1 FM
March 4
12:00 PM
UMass-Lowell
Cary, NC

103.1 FM
March 4
4:00 PM
Rhode Island
Cary, NC

103.1 FM
March 5
11:00 AM
Monmouth
Cary, NC

103.1 FM
March 10
6:30 PM
Clemson
Clemson, SC

103.1 FM
March 11
4:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, SC

103.1 FM
March 12
1:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, SC

103.1 FM
March 14
6:00 PM
Davidson
Davidson, NC

103.1 FM
March 17
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

103.1 FM
March 18
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

103.1 FM
March 19
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

103.1 FM
March 21
6:05 PM
Northern Illinois
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 22
6:05 PM
Toledo
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 24
6:05 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 25
4:05 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 26
1:05 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 28
6:05 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
March 31
6:05 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 1
4:05 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 2
1:05 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 4
7:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

103.1 FM
April 5
TBA
South Bend Cubs
South Bend, IN (Four Winds Field)

103.1 FM
April 7
6:05 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 8
4:05 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 9
1:05 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 11
6:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 14
6:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC

103.1 FM
April 15
4:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC

103.1 FM
April 16
1:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC

103.1 FM
April 18
7:05 PM
Central Michigan
Detroit, MI (Comerica Park)

103.1 FM
April 19
6:05 PM
Illinois State
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

103.1 FM
April 22
4:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

103.1 FM
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

103.1 FM
April 25
6:05 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 26
6:05 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 28
6:05 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 29
4:05 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
April 30
1:05 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 5
6:05 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 6
4:05 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 7
1:05 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 12
7:05 PM
Austin Peay
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 13
4:05 PM
Austin Peay
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 14
1:05 PM
Austin Peay
Notre Dame, IN

103.1 FM
May 18
2:30 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

103.1 FM
May 19
1:30 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

103.1 FM
May 20
1:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

103.1 FM

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats