Boston College Defeats Boston University, 8-0
April 3, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College sophomore Jessie Daulton went 2-for-2 with a season-high five RBI to lead the Eagles past Boston University, 8-0, in non-conference action at Shea Field on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 16-15 on the season while the Terriers are now 17-13.
Daulton hit a three-run double to right center in the first inning followed by a two-run home run in the fifth inning to end the game. It was Daulton's first home run of the season.
Senior Tory Speer had another solid day at the plate as the catcher went 2-for-2, with a team-leading 10th double and two RBIs. Senior Alana Dimaso went 1-for-2 on the day and had two RBIs and a home run.
Senior pitcher Nicole D'Argento improved to 10-9 on the season as she scattered four hits and struck out four in the win.
BC opened the game with five runs in the first inning. D'Argento singled to right followed by a single to left. With two on, Tatiana Cortez walked to load the bases. Daulton drove the ball to right center and all three runs scored for a 3-0 BC lead. Following the home run, Daulton came home on DiMaso's home run. It was her fifth home run of the season.
The Eagles added the sixth run in the second inning when Speer hit a double to right center. Cortez knocked Speer home with a double to right.
Boston University threatened the Eagles in the fourth inning. After the first two batters made outs, Mandy Fernandez single to center followed by a double to left field. With two on, D'Argento struck out the next batter to preserve the 6-0 lead.
BC did not get any offense going in the fourth but BU came back with two on in the fifth when Amy Ekart opened the inning with a double down the left field line. The next batter walked but BC's leftfielder Annie Sommers made a great play running down a foul ball against the fence to get the first out of the inning. Jayme Mask flew out to center.
With two out, D'Argento walked her second batter of the game but proceeded to get the next batter to fly out to left to end any threat from Boston University.
The Eagles offense came alive in the fifth when Daulton hit a two-run home run down the left field line to end the game. It was Daulton's first home run of the season.
Boston College will host Pittsburgh this weekend in a three-game series. The first two games will be played on Saturday, April 5 at Shea Field. The first game will begin at 1 p.m. while the second game is projected to start at 3 p.m.