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Softball Clipped by UMass, 4-2




April 4, 2012

Amherst, Mass. - Freshman Andrea Filler went 2-for-4 and drove in both of the Eagles runs as the Boston College softball team fell to UMass, 4-2, on Wednesday afternoon at the UMass Softball Complex.

Sophomore Amanda Horowitz (8-6) shouldered the loss for BC (19-13), lasting 2.2 innings with four strikeouts, four walks and two earned runs off four hits. Junior Nicole D'Argento completed the game with a 3.1 inning-relief outing, registering three Ks, three walks and one earned run off two hits.

Sara Plourde (16-9) collected the win for the Minutewomen (17-11 ) in a complete game effort, netting 13 strikeouts, four walks and two earned runs off five hits.

The Eagles threatened to open the scoring in the first, but UMass got on the board in the initial frame, 1-0. D'Argento drew a leadoff walk and was sacrificed over to second on a bunt by Rene Delagrammaticas. Freshman second baseman Andrea Filler then doubled to left field, but two strikeouts ended BC's turn at the plate.

Matthew singled and stole second to lead off the bottom half of the first. Bettencourt drew a walk between a pair of strikeouts by Horowitz, but Magill knocked a single to right field to plate Bettencourt for the go ahead run, 1-0.

Rogers leadoff home run to left field put the Minutewomen up by two, 2-0.

UMass extended its advantage with a pair of runs in the fourth, 4-0. Matthew and Diaz-Patters both singled through the right side to open the bottom of the inning. After Bettencourt drew a walk to load the bases, the Minutewomen posted a run when the Eagles committed an error on a fielder's choice from Plourde, 3-0. Magill hit a sac fly to right field to bring in Bettencourt in the next at bat, 4-0.

Boston College scored two runs in the fourth, 4-2. Sophomore Ronnie Mae Ayers came in to pinch hit with one out and was beamed. Alanna DiMaso singled to left and Delagrammaticas delivered a hit to right to load the bases. With two down, Filler connected for a base hit to left field bringing in Ayers and DiMaso.

The Eagles put their first two runners on in the sixth, when Ali Lynette-Krech drew a four-pitch walk and Chelsea LoBue singled through the left side. However, a strike out and two pop ups ended the frame four Boston College.

BC managed to get runners on in the seventh as well, but failed to advance them around.

The Eagles head to Raleigh, N.C. to resume their ACC schedule against NC State. Friday's doubleheader will be at 5 p.m.

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