Harvard Takes Two From Softball
April 1, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
The Boston College softball team dropped a doubleheader at Harvard on Tuesday afternoon at Soldiers Field in Cambridge, Mass. The Eagles lost the first game, 4-2, followed by a, 4-3, loss in the second game.
Boston College is now 15-15 overall while Harvard improved to 13-11.
Boston College took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a single to right field to score Jessie Daulton.
Within minutes the game was tied at 2-2 when Harvard got a two-run home run from Adrienne Hume to start the seventh inning. The Crimson sealed the game later in the inning on a 2-run shot from Kasey Lange.
Senior Tory Speer had one hit and one RBI while Daulton had a hit and one run. Nicole D'Argento took the loss on the mound as she went the distance, giving up four runs, seven hits and struck out seven.
Harvard's Laura Ricciardone picked up her sixth win of the season as she scattered five hits and struck out eight.
In the second game of the day, Boston College lost, 4-3, as freshman Jordan Weed took the loss on the mound. The rookie pitcher went five innings, struck out three, gave up four runs on nine hits. She is now 5- 6 on the season.
Harvard took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Adrienne Hume scored off a fielding error. Hume doubled to start the inning and advanced to third on a single from Kasey Lange.
The Eagles responded with two runs in the third inning. Alana Sommers started the inning with a double to left center. Megan Cooley singled up the middle and moved to second on a throwing error. With Sommers on third and Cooley on second, D'Argento hit into a fielder's choice and Harvard cut down Sommers going home. Tory Speer then doubled to right center scoring Cooley and D'Argento.
BC could not hold the one-run lead as Harvard scored the game-tying run on a single by Emily Gusse in the third inning.
The Eagles went up one run in the fifth inning when Speer hit another double to scored Cooley, who reached base on a double to left field.
Harvard struck quickly again as Sarah Olson opened the inning with a double to right center. After a sacrifice by Hume, Olson scored on a double down the right field line from Kara Lange. A single from Katherine Lantz scored Lange for the, 4-3 lead.
In need of two runs, Tatiana Coroneos reached base on an error to start the sixth inning. Tatiana Cortez fouled out, Weed followed with a fielder's choice. With Weed on second, Sommers struck out swinging to end the game.
Speer went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while Megan Cooley went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Boston College will host Boston University on Thursday, April 3 at 4 p.m.