Feb. 24, 2012
Charlotte, N.C. – Junior pitcher Nicole D’Argento drove in three runs and struck out five batters in three innings of relief, leading the Boston College softball team to its fifth straight victory on Friday afternoon at the 49ers Invitational.
Sophomore Amanda Horowitz (2-1) earned the win for the Eagles (6-1). The Westminster, Calif. native threw four innings, gave up three hits, one earned run, one walk and fanned three batters.
K. Watkins (2-3) shouldered the loss for the 49ers (4-5). Watkins lasted five innings, allowed five earned runs, walked two and struck out seven. C. Lisikatos relieved her teammate in the fifth, striking out one, and allowing one earned run in two innings of work.
Freshman Andrea Filler hit her first collegiate home run in the fifth inning, finishing the game with two RBI and two runs scored on a 1-for-3 showing at the plate.
The sides went down in order until Charlotte took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. J. Kleinsmit hit a lead-off single to right-center and was pinch run for by H. Lewis. S. Slade then grounded into a fielder’s choice, reaching safely, before hustling around to score from first on a double to the gap in right field by K. Lang.
The Eagles responded with two runs in the third, 2-1. Freshman CJ Chirichigno single to short, before being forced out at second on a fielder’s choice by sophomore Chelsea LoBue. Two batters later, D’Argento homered to left to put BC in the lead.
The 49ers evened things up, 2-2, with a run in the bottom half of the inning. L. Vela doubled to left center, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error on the play.
Boston College regained control in the fourth, 3-2. Wilkins hit a lead-off single to left and was pinch run for by sophomore Nicole Koszowski
. A walk drew by rookie Andrea Filler
put runners on first and second, but a double steal ended with Koszowski out at third and Filler on second. Senior Ali Lynette-Krech
then doubled to left to plate Filler for the go ahead run.
The Eagles extended their lead by two in the fifth, 5-2. Rene Delagrammaticas hit a one-out single down the left field line, but Filler delivered her first collegiate home run to center field to tally two more runs for BC.
The Maroon and Gold plated its final run in the sixth, 6-2. Chirichigno singled through the right side and took second on a passed ball to open the inning. Following a strikeout, sophomore Alana DiMaso reached on a fielder’s choice, with Chirichigno out at third, before being driven in by D’Argento’s double to left.
Boston College meets Towson at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 and will take part in one playoff game with the time and opponent yet to be determined.