March 5, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite an early 2-0 lead on #14 Michigan (14-5), the Boston College softball team (4-7) couldn’t contain the Wolverines’ bats as they fell 14-2 in five innings at the UCF Softball Complex.
Chelsea Dimon lasted just 0.2 innings for the Eagles, surrendering no hits, five earned runs, and six walks to fall to 2-3 this season. Sara Driesenga recorded the win for the Wolverines, allowing one hit and two unearned runs over three innings to improve to 13-4 this year.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead with two quick runs in the top of the first. Megan Cooley was hit by a pitch to lead off the game and she was able to score on Driesenga’s throwing error. With the bases loaded, Nicole Koszowski drew a walk to bring in Tory Speer to give BC a 2-0 lead.
Michigan responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning as they plated eight runs on just one hit. Six walks and two errors in the inning doomed the Eagles as they were faced with an 8-2 deficit after one inning.
BC went in order in the second and third innings while the Wolverines tacked on five more runs in the third to stake themselves to a 13-2 lead. Caitlin Blanchard’s two-run single in the third broke the game open off of freshman relief pitcher Stephanie Lord.
Michigan added two more runs in the fourth to conclude the scoring as the game was called after five innings.
The Eagles will take on Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in game two of their doubleheader later this afternoon.