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Boston College Falls to #4 Michigan, 6-5

Feb. 16, 2014

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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Boston College built up to a four-run lead heading into the sixth inning but allowed six runs in the final two frames as the Eagles fell to No. 4 Michigan, 6-5 at Lamson Park in the final game of the Ragin’ Cajuns Invitational.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when freshman Tatiana Cortez hit her first collegiate home run to deep left center field. Taylor Coreoneos walked to lead off the inning but was forced out after Jordan Weed reached on a fielder’s choice before Cortez hit her two-run blast.

Boston College then doubled its lead with a two-run fifth inning. Alana Dimaso and Megan Cooley both singled to lead off the inning. Jessie Daulton grounded out to third for the first out of the inning, but advanced the runners to second and third. Nicole D’Argento followed up with an RBI groundout to shortstop. Two batters later, Cooley scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 4-0 lead.

Michigan started a two-out rally in the top of the sixth inning to cut the lead in half. Three straight singles loaded the bases for the Wolverines, and Caitlin Blanchard hit a single of her own to right field that plated two runs, making the score 4-2.

The seventh inning proved to have similar results for Michigan, as the Wolverines were again able to score with two outs. Two singles and an error loaded the bases to start the inning, but the Eagles nearly got out of trouble when Abby Ramirez lined out and Lyndsay Doyle flied out. Down to their last out of the game, the Wolverines pulled within one with a bases loaded walk and followed that with a single by Romero to left field that cleared the bases after an error by Coroneos, taking a 6-4 lead.

Down two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning the Eagles comeback bid fell short. A fielder’s choice by Jessie Daulton and walks by D’Argento and Speer loaded the bases with one out for BC.  Coroneos reached on a fielder’s choice that sent Daulton home, making the score 6-5 with two outs and runners on first and third, but Jordan Weed struck out swinging for the final out of the game.

D’Argento (2-2) pitched all seven innings, allowing six runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks. She struck out five batters in the game.

Sara Driesenga started for Michigan and allowed five runs on six hits through five innings. Megan Betsa recorded the win after pitching a scoreless sixth inning.

Boston College (2-3) will return to action with a doubleheader against Idaho State and Drake University on Feb. 21 in the Arizona State Tournament. 

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