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Softball Drops Final Doubleheader at USF Invitational

Speer leads the Eagles with eight home runs this season.

Speer leads the Eagles with eight home runs this season.

March 17, 2013

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TAMPA, Fla.  – Entering Sunday with a three-game winning streak, the Boston College softball team got halted by Rutgers and Cornell at Eddie C. Moore Field on the campus of USF on Sunday.

In game one, 12 Scarlet Knights runs over the first three innings doomed in the Eagles in a 15-6 defeat to Rutgers.

Chelsea Dimon (5-4) took the loss in game one as she allowed seven earned runs on four hits over 1.1 innings.  Stephanie Lord came on in relief – surrendering eight earned runs on 12 hits over 4.2 innings.  Alyssa Landrith tallied the win for the Scarlet Knights as she tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in relief.

Dimon’s two-run single and Speer’s two-run homer cut the Scarlet Knights lead to 7-5 through two innings but a five-run Rutgers third put the game out of reach.

Maria Pandolfo and freshman Jessie Daulton each recorded two hits while Tory Speer collected her seventh homer of the season in the loss.

In game two, the Eagles held a 5-4 lead in the fourth inning over Cornell but were victimized by a four-run fourth by the Big Red en route to a 8-6 loss.

Dimon (5-5) took her second loss of the day – allowing four earned runs on five hits over three innings.  Stephanie Lord came on in relief allowing just one earned run on five hits.

Speer’s fifth homer of the weekend and eighth overall this season knotted the game at one in the second.  A three-run third inning gave the Eagles a 4-3 lead thanks to Pandolfo’s two-run shot (4th).  Cornell responded with one in the third and four in the fourth to take an 8-5 lead that would not be relinquished.

BC manufactured one run in the sixth but that was that closest they would come as Big Red reliever Alyson Onyon allowed just one base runner over 1.2 innings to record the save.

The Eagles (7-14) will be back in action on March 26 when they open their home schedule against Bryant at Shea Field.

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