Softball Falls to Pittsburgh, 2-0
April 6, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College lost the final game of a three-game series against ACC foe Pittsburgh, 2-0, on Sunday at Shea Field. After earning two wins on Saturday, the Eagles left five runners on base and could not come up with a key hit in an attempt to sweep the series.
The Eagles are now 18-16 overall and 4-8 in the ACC. Pittsburgh is now 13-17 and 4-7 in the conference. Boston College will host non-conference foe Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. at Shea Field.
Senior pitcher Nicole D'Argento was strong on the mound as she gave up only five hits and struck out seven. D'Argento went 3-1 this week on the mound and is now 12-10 on the season.
Pittsburgh's Alexa Larkin (6-5) picked up the win as she went three innings struck out two and gave up two runs. Savannah King earned the save as she struck out three and yielded just one hit.
The Panthers went up 1-0 in the second inning on a home run from Carly Thea. The Eagles had a chance to tie the game when Sommers hit a double in the second inning but Larkin struck out the next batter to end the inning.
Boston College had a threat in the third inning when D'Argento and Tory Speer earned back-to-back walks. Tatiana Cortez hit into a fielder's choice to end the threat. Pittsburgh scored in the seventh when Ashlee Sills reached on an error to start the inning. Sills advanced to second on a wild pitch and then scored when Tori Nirschl reached on an error, which scored sills.
Down 2-0, Boston College had two on in the final inning with two out. Coroneos singled but a fielder's choice cut her down at second. Madison Paulson then grounded out to the pitcher to end the game.