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Softball Edges Bryant, 4-3 in Extra Innings

Koszowski's eighth inning triple gave the Eagles a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish.

Koszowski's eighth inning triple gave the Eagles a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish.

March 26, 2013

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SMITHFIELD, R.I.  – Nicole Koszowski’s eighth inning triple broke a 3-3 deadlock as softball edged Bryant 4-3 on Tuesday. Tory Speer and Chelsea Dimon led the way for the Eagles with two hits and a solo home run each as Tuesday’s game was relocated to Bryant due to unplayable field conditions at Shea Field.

The Eagles improve to 8-14 this season while the Bulldogs fall to 5-12.  Freshman Stephanie Lord got the start for the Eagles – allowing two earned runs over four strong innings.  Dimon (6-5) recorded the win in relief as she allowed just one earned run over four innings while striking out four.  Elle Madsen (1-4) took the loss for the Bulldogs – allowing an earned run over 2.1 innings.

Lauren Guy staked the host to an early 1-0 lead with a solo shot to lead off the game in the bottom of the first.  Tory Speer’s ninth homer of the season in the third and Dimon’s first homer of the year gave the Eagles a 2-1 in the fourth.

The Bulldogs knotted the game at two in the bottom of the inning on a Taylor Bell RBI single off of Lord.  A Jessie Daulton sac fly brought in Speer to give BC a 3-2 lead in the fifth but Bryant forced extra innings on Aubrey Mable’s RBI single with two outs in the seventh.

Annie Sommers was hit by a pitch to kick off the eighth for the Eagles and she was brought home on a clutch RBI triple by Nicole Koszowski to put BC up 4-3.  The Bulldogs got the tying run to second base in the eighth but Dimon got Kristen Carter to ground out to second to end the game.

The Eagles will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they will travel to Amherst to take on UMass at 3 p.m.

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