Boston College Defeats Valparaiso, 4-0
Feb. 15, 2014
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Nicole D’Argento pitched a complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts and went 1-3 at the plate with an RBI double and a run scored to lead Boston College to a 4-0 victory Valparaiso in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at the Ragin’ Cajuns Invitational.
The Eagles and the Crusaders each had two runners on base in the second inning but neither was able to push them across to break the scoreless tie. Valparaiso threatened once again in the bottom of the fifth after two singles put runners on first and second with two outs, but Samantha Stewart popped out to shortstop and end the inning.
Boston College scored four sixth-inning runs with two outs to jump up to a 4-0 lead, which proved to be all the Eagles would need. After Alana Dimaso and Megan Cooley both hit fly outs to start the top of the sixth, Jessie Daulton singled to get on base and D’Argento followed with an RBI double to put BC up 1-0.
And intentional walk to Tory Speer and a single by Taylor Coroneos loaded the bases before D’Argento scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead. Madison Paulson batted next for BC and hit a shot to the outfield that was misplayed by the left fielder, allowing two more runs to score for BC.
D’Argento then shut down the Crusaders in the final two innings to secure the win for the Eagles, recording three strikeouts in the sixth and seventh innings combined.
Valparaiso starting pitcher Sierra Pico pitched all seven innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits. She walked three batters and recorded four strikeouts.
BC had five hits and one error in the game. Valparaiso notched six hits and made two errors.
Boston College (2-2) will play its final game of the Ragin’ Cajuns invitational against Michigan on Sunday at 10 a.m.