Softball Drops Two Games To Virginia Tech
March 30, 2014
Blacksburg, VA -
The Boston College softball team dropped two games at Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park in Blacksburg. The Eagles lost the second of the three-game weekend series, which was continued from Saturday, 5-4. The final game of the series BC lost, 4-3, in six innings.
In the second game that was halted on Saturday in the sixth inning, Boston College lost, 5-4.
BC freshman Taylor Coroneos took them mound and Virginia Tech struck for four runs. The inning opened with a harmless pop up for the first out. The next batter Nicole McGoldrick was hit by a p itch and advanced to second when Veronica Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop.
With two outs, Kelly Smith singles to right, scoring McGoldrick. A walk put two on when Logan Spaw hit a double to score two more runs. After Bailey Liddle walked, Jordan Weed replaced Coroneos on the mound for Boston College. Michelle Prong doubled to score the fourth run of the inning. After a walk, Weed got the next batter to fly out to center.
The Eagles cut into the lead in the top of the fifth inning as Morgan Colley opened the inning with a walk. Jessica Daulton and Nicole D'Argento singled to load the bases. Tory Speer single down the right field line scoring Cooley.
Daulton scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to, 4-2. A double by Coroneos knocked in D'Argento and BC was down one run, 4-3. With three on and two outs, Weed had a chance to tie the game out but struck out to end the inning.
In the sixth, D'Argento reached base on an error and advanced to second. A wild pitch sent her to third with two outs. Speer ripped the screaming line drive to third, but the Hokies fielder Lauren Gaskill made the play to end the threat and the inning.
Virginia Tech increased the lead to 5-3 on a single by Lauren Gaskill. The Eagles Megan Cooley threw out a runner going home to keep it a one run game. So with two Hokies on base, two outs in the inning, the game went into a delay due to inclement weather.
On Sunday, Tatiana Cortez hit a solo home run to cut the lead to, 5-4, but it was not enough as Tech picked up the second win of the series.
Jordan Weed took the loss on the mound and is now 1-1 on the season. She had two strikeouts and gave up five hits. Nicole D'Argento led the offense with two hits and a run scored while Cortez went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Game 3 - BC 3, V-Tech 4
In the third game on Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech escaped with a, 4-3, victory over the Eagles.
With both teams tied 1-1 after the top of the third, Virginia Tech extended the lead to 4-1 on three runs. Logan Spaw had the key three-run homerun in the inning off BC pitcher Nicole D'Argento. Jordan Weed came into pitch and got Lauren Wolff to strike out to end the inning.
The Eagles cut into the lead when D'Argento led off the fourth inning with a double. She scored on a double by Tory Speer.
In the fifth inning, Weed cut the lead to, 4-3, on a solo home run to left field. The continued when Megan Cooley singled followed by walks by D'Argento and Speer. With the bases loaded, Alana Dimaso stepped but ended the inning when she fouled out to left field.
The Eagles offense faltered in the sixth and the game was called due to time constraints.
D'Argento took the loss on the mound and is now 9-8 on the season. Offensively, Tory Speer had one hit and an RBI, while Weed went 1-for-3 with an RBI and home run.
Boston College dropped to 16-13, 2-7 in the conference, while Tech improved to 19-14 overall and 8-6 in the ACC.
The Eagles are schedule to travel to Amherst to play Massachusetts on Monday at 4 p.m.