March 1, 2013
Sophomore Andrea Filler (2-1) allowed just one earned run over seven innings to lead Boston College past Longwood, 5-2, at the ESPN Citrus Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday afternoon.
Freshman Megan Cooley went 3-for-3 and scored three runs for the Eagles (4-2, 0-0 ACC). Cooley, Filler, senior Maria Pandolfo, and junior Alana Dimaso each knocked in a run for BC.
Brooke Short (5-1) pitched six innings and allowed all five of BC's runs in the loss for the Lancers (7-2, 0-0 Big South).
After the Lancers got on the board in the top of the first, Filler connected on a two-out double to score Cooley in the bottom of the first. The Eagles took the lead for good in the bottom of the second when Cooley singled with two outs to bring in sophomore Chelsea Dimon.
BC added another two-out run in the bottom of the fifth as DiMaso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Cooley advanced from third to give the Eagles a 3-1 edge.
In the bottom of the sixth, Boston College took advantage of a first-and-third situation as Cooley took second and freshman Jessie Daulton stole home to give the Eagles a 4-1 lead. Cooley later scored on a Pandolfo sacrifice fly pushing BC's lead to 5-1.
Longwood got one back on an Emily Murphy home run in the bottom of the seventh before Filler retired the next three batters.