Feb. 22, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The BC softball team was staring at an 0-2 start to begin the season but got rescued by three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Miami-Ohio, 6-5 in game two of the Frost Classic.
Alana Dimaso hit a two-out, two-run walk-off home run off of Redhawks pitcher Paige Myers to give the Eagles their first win of the season.
Andrea Filler (1-0) kept the Eagles in contention, going seven strong innings and allowing just three earned runs with two strikeouts.
The Redhawks jumped out to a 5-1 lead after four and a half innings, but as BC demonstrated in game one of the tournament, they aren’t easy to put away.
Sophomore CJ Chirichigno doubled home two runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the deficit in half – one of her three hits on the afternoon. Filler shut out the Redhawks the rest of the way, paving the way for a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
The Eagles were down to their last batter in the seventh with the bases empty but their hopes stayed alive on a Tory Speer solo home run to cut the MU lead to 5-4. Filler drew a walk and then DiMaso launched a two-run home run to center field to give BC a 6-5 win.
BC will be back in action tomorrow with another doubleheader against Ohio (1:15 p.m.) and Chattanooga (3:30 p.m.).