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Softball Defeats Seton Hall in Slugfest, 16-1

Nicole D'Argento earned her fourth win of the season, allowing just one run in five innings while striking out six.

Nicole D'Argento earned her fourth win of the season, allowing just one run in five innings while striking out six.

Feb. 23, 2014

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Senior captain Tory Speer scored three runs and recorded four RBI on two hits, and freshman Jordan Weed hit a three-run home run, the first round tripper of her collegiate career, to power Boston College to a 16-1 five-inning victory over Seton Hall in the final game of the Diamond Devil Invitational Sunday morning.

Nicole D'Argento (4-3) earned the win, pitching all five innings and allowing just two hits and one run while striking out six batters. At the plate, D'Argento walked three times and scored three runs.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-out, two-run homer by Speer, her fifth long ball of the season. Seton Hall answered with a home run of its own in the bottom of the second inning, a solo shot by Sara Haefeli, but it would prove to be the only run the Pirates could manage.

The Eagles built a 6-1 lead with a four-run inning in the top of the third. Jessie Daulton started BC off with a single to shortstop and D'Argento followed with a walk. Speer drove Daulton home with an RBI double and Alana Dimaso hit her and Speer in with a two-run double. Nicole Koszowski then hit an RBI single to right center to cap off the scoring in third.

BC then put up a five-spot in the fourth and fifth innings. Weed hit her three-run home run in the fourth inning and a handful of walks and passed balls in the fifth helped BC push the final 10 runs across to conclude the scoring at 16-1.

Daulton, D'Argento, DiMaso and Speer each scored three runs in the game while six different Eagles recorded at least one RBI.

Speer finished the weekend with a batting average of .538 and a slugging percentage of 1.615 through the five-game tournament. She hit four home runs and two doubles, scored nine runs, and notched 10 RBI's.

Megan Cooley finished the tournament with a batting average of .474 thanks to nine hits. The sophomore also scored four runs and stole five bases over the weekend. 

Boston College (6-4) will be back in action March 1 for a doubleheader at Georgia Tech.

 

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