Softball Defeats Georgia Tech, 6-2
Atlanta, Ga. - Boston College scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie, and freshman Jordan Weed was able to preserve the lead with her third scoreless inning from the circle, as the Eagles defeated Georgia Tech 6-2 Sunday afternoon.
This marks just the fourth time in program history that the Eagles have beaten the Yellow Jackets. Prior to Boston College's 13-3 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, BC had not beaten GT since winning a 1-0 contest on April 4, 2009.
After Ashley Thomas walked to lead off the first inning for Georgia Tech, Katie Johnsky hit a two-out, RBI single up the middle to give the Yellow Jackets an early 1-0 lead.
Boston College tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning. After walks to Nicole D'Argento and Tory Speer, Tatiana Cortez reached on a fielder's choice that drove in Nicole Koszowski who was pinch running for D'Argento.
The Eagles then took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Megan Cooley led off with a double, Jessie Daulton bunted her over to third, and Tory Speer hit an RBI single through the left side to drive in Cooley.
The Yellow Jackets answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Maddie Lionberger hit a solo home run to center field, her third of the weekend series, tying the game at 2-2.
After a scoreless sixth inning, BC tacked on four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 6-2 lead. Taylor Coroneos lined out to lead off the inning before Cooley walked. Daulton then laid down a sacrifice bunt, advancing Cooley to third base with two outs. D'Argento batted next and reached on an error by GT's shortstop, allowing Cooley to score. Speer and Alana Dimaso followed with back-to-back RBI doubles. Tatiana Cortez then singled through the left side to drive in DiMaso, capping off the four-run inning.
Georgia Tech threatened in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on second and third, but Weed got Alysha Rudnik to fly out to right field to end the inning and the game.
Weed (3-1) earned the victory, pitching three shutout innings while allowing just one hit. D'Argento started the game in the circle and pitched four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits.
The Eagles will be back in action on Tuesday, March 4 when they take on Florida at 6:05 p.m.