March 3, 2013
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Boston College softball team trailed in the early innings but its comeback attempt fell short in a 6-5 loss to Georgetown in the finale of the ESPN Citrus Classic on Sunday.
Chelsea Dimon (2-2) pitched four innings in relief of starter Andrea Filler, allowing five hits and one earned run while striking out four Hoyas. Lauren O’Leary spun a complete game for Georgetown, allowing seven hits and five earned runs over seven innings.
The Eagles jumped on the board early as Andrea Filler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the first to go up 1-0. The Hoyas answered with three of their own in the bottom of the inning on a three-run homer by Alexandria Anttila to put Georgetown up 3-1.
Holding a 5-2 lead going into the fifth, BC fought back to knot the game at five with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Filler’s two-run double and Maria Pandolfo’s RBI single tied the game but the Hoyas answered right back in the bottom of the sixth on a solo homer by Samantha Giovanniello.
The Eagles did not go down easily in the seventh, putting runners on first and second with one out but the rally came up short as BC dropped their fourth game in a row.
The team will return to action on Tuesday at the UCF Round Robin with doubleheader action versus Michigan and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
Team Records: Boston College (4-6); Georgetown (3-13).