Softball Downs Towson, 6-1, for Sixth Straight Victory
Feb. 25, 2012
Charlotte, N.C. – Junior Nicole D’Argento went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, scored twice and drove in two runs, in addition to striking out four batters in three innings on the mound to lead the Boston College softball team to its sixth straight win as the Eagles (7-1) defeated Towson, 6-1, on Saturday morning at the 49ers Invitational.
Sophomore Amanda Horowitz (3-1) earned the win with two strike outs, four walks and one earned run in four innings of work. Ortega (0-3) collected the loss for the Tigers (2-5), allowing five earned runs, two walks and striking out one in five innings.
The Eagles took a one run lead in the bottom of the first inning. D’Argento singled up the middle and took second on a wild pitch. A ground out to first advance the runner to third, before Wilkins hit a sac fly to left field to bring in the run.
Boston College extended its lead by one in the second, 2-0. Sophomore Nicole Koszowski came in to pinch run for Speer, who had doubled to center. The Mountainside, N.J. native moved to third on a single to left center from freshman CJ Chirichigno, before taking home on Alana DiMaso’s groundout to second.
BC’s lead was cut in half in the third, 2-1. Abbott drew a lead-off walk and was moved around to third on two sac bunts, before hustling home on a passed ball.
After both sides went down in order in the fourth, Towson loaded the bases in the fifth. A lead-off single up the middle, followed by an error and a walk left the bases full with no outs. D’Argento came in to relieve Horowitz and fanned her first batter. The righty then got Jones to hit into a 1-5 double play to get out of the jam.
D’Argento rounded the bases in the fifth to add another run for BC, 3-1. The Ashland, Mass. product drew a one-out walk and advanced to the opposite corner on a single from captain Rene Delagrammaticas and infield ground out. With runners in scoring position, freshman Andrea Filler singled through the left side to plate the junior.
BC retired the side and widened the gap with three more runs in the sixth, 6-1. Speer singled through the left side to lead off, beat out a single to short by Chirichigno and took third on a double steal. Sophomore Chelsea LoBue singled through the left side to plate her classmate and leave runners on the corners. After some fielding changes by the Tigers, D’Argento singled to first, plating Chirichigno and LoBue, who came around on a throwing error by the pitcher to third.
The Eagles will play in the 2 p.m. playoff game, with the opponent yet to be determined.