Softball Drops Doubleheader to FSU
March 22, 2014
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Boston College softball team dropped both games of Saturday’s doubleheader to No. 10/11 Florida State at Bryant’s Conaty Park. The Eagles fell in each game by a score of 5-1. Nicole D’Argento started both games for Boston College in the circle. Megan Cooley highlighted the day for the Eagles, recording five hits in seven at bats. Freshman Tatiana Cortez hit her team-leading sixth home run of the season in the second game.
In the first game, Florida State broke a scoreless tie with a three-run third inning. The Seminoles started a two-out rally with a walk by O’Brien and a single by Schinella. Victoria East then hit a three-run home run to center field to give FSU a 3-0 lead.
The Eagles threatened in the bottom of the third when they loaded the bases, but were unable to push across the batters after Tory Speer struck out to end the inning.
The Seminoles tacked on another run in the top of the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice by Brown, scoring D’Errico and giving Florida State a 4-0 lead. FSU then extended its lead to five when Hensley scored on an error by Jessie Daulton.
The Eagles got their lone run in the bottom of the seventh inning on an RBI single to right field that scored Jordan Weed.
D’Argento pitched five inning and allowed four runs on five hits while striking out five. Weed pitched two innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits.
In the second game, Florida State again took an early lead. Schinella homered to right field to put the Seminoles up 1-0 in the top of the second. The Eagles responded with a solo homer of their own, a shot to right field by Tatiano Cortez, to tie the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning.
The long ball proved to be the source of FSU’s offense, as the Seminoles hit two-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 5-1 lead, concluding the scoring.
D’Argento (8-6) pitched 4.2 innings and allowed five runs on five hits. Weed pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief.
The Eagles will face the Seminoles in the final game of the three-game weekend series on Sunday at 11 a..m.