Former USC ace Ed Lynch, now pitching for the N.Y. Mets, was excellent in a 3-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. Lynch tossed seven strong innings, and allowed only two runs on seven hits. The victory improved Lynch’s record to 7-4 on the season. In a bit of sad irony, the losing pitcher in the game for Atlanta was Donnie Moore who tragically took his own life in 1989, at the age of 35.
Ed Lynch was a member of two College World Series teams at Carolina, 1975 and 1977. His best year though was probably 1976, when he led the team with a 2.63 ERA, and posted a 9-1 record.
After retirement, Lynch went on to have a good front office career in baseball. Most impressively, he served as GM of the Chicago Cubs from 1994-2000.