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Boston College Falls to Memphis, 9-1

Feb. 15, 2014

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – The Boston College softball team dropped its first game of Saturday’s double header to Memphis, 9-1 as the Eagles were only able to manage one hit in five innings against starting pitcher Ellen Roberts.

Boston College threatened to score in the top of the first inning, but failed to get on the board after loading the bases. Megan Cooley singled to lead off the inning and then stole second base. Jessie Daulton struck out looking for the first out before Nicole D’Argento walked. Taylor Coroneos earned a walk of her own to load the bases with two outs, but Alana Dimaso struck out for the final out of the inning, stranding the bases loaded.

The Tigers jumped out to a quick lead, scoring six runs in the first inning off BC starter Jordan Weed. Two walks and a bunt single loaded the bases for Memphis and the Tigers followed with five singles to plate six runs before Ijiah Hargrove grounded out to second base to end the first inning.

Libby Goranson added to the Memphis lead in the second inning with a solo home run to center field, putting the Tigers up 7-0.

The Eagles scored their lone run of the game in the third inning after Jessie Daulton led off with a single to left and Tory Speer hammered a double to center to send her home.

Memphis scored two unearned runs, one in the third and one in the fourth, to conclude the scoring in the game.

Weed (0-1) pitched 1.2 innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits. Coroneos pitched 2.1 innings of relief, letting up two runs on two hits.

Roberts pitched all five innings for Memphis, striking out seven batters, walking five and allowing one run on five hits.

Boston College (1-2) returns to action tonight for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader and will play Valparaiso at 8 p.m. The Eagles will conclude the Ragin’ Cajuns Invitational with a single game against Michigan on Sunday at 10 a.m. 

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