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Softball Drops Both Contests in Doubleheader with NC State




April 7, 2012

Raleigh, N.C. - The Boston College softball fell in both games of its doubleheader against NC State on Friday. The Eagles lost each game by a score of 10 to 3.

Sophomore Amanda Horowitz and freshman Chelsea Dimon split the losses for the Eagles (19-15, 1-7 ACC). Each started a game and came in to relieve the other. Horowitz threw five innings, registering four strikeouts, two walks and eight earned runs on 12 hits. Dimon tossed seven frames, struck out six, walked seven and gave up 10 earned runs on eight hits.

NC State moved to 18-22 (2-8 ACC) as Morgan Peeler earned the win in game one, totaling seven Ks, five walks and three earned runs on five hits in a complete game effort. Emily Weiman lasted just as long, struck out nine batters, walked one and allowed two earned runs on five hits.

Sophomore Alana DiMaso went 2-for-6, drove in two runs and scored once on the day. Senior Brittany Wilkins (1-for-4) scored twice and homered, while sophomore Chelsea LoBue and Dimon also drove in runs for BC.

The Wolfpack took a 2-0 lead in the first. Horowitz got Warren to fly out to right and fanned Williford, before Dent reached on a error at short. Wells then homered to right field to put NC State up by two.

NC State stretched its lead with five runs in the third, 7-0. After Dent drew a leadoff walk, Wells hit her second home run of the day to put the Wolfpack up 4-0. Jones then singled up the middle and was pinch run for by Peeler. Mansilla laid down a sacrifice bunt to move up the runner. Davis singled to right center, plating Peeler, 5-0, and moved to second when Tate was hit by a pitch. Warren drove in Davis with another single to right center, 6-0, signaling the end of Horowitz's outing. Dimon took over in the circle, but a wild pitch enabled Tate to come home for the fifth run of the inning.

BC got on the board in the fourth, 7-1. Freshman Andrea Filler singled to left and was pushed around the bases when Brittany Wilkins and Ali Lynette-Krech drew walks. Sophomore Chelsea LoBue was struck by a pitch to advance the runners once more and bring BC's first run.

The Wolfpack added one run in the fifth, 8-1. Mansilla singled through the right side, took second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a fly ball to center. Davis doubled to center for the RBI.

Both sides put up two runs in the sixth. Wilkins was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and hustle around to third on Lobue's double to left. Sophomore Alana DiMaso delivered a one-out double to left center to plate both teammates, 8-3.

Dimon got Williford to ground out to second to open the bottom half of the frame. Dent then singled to short, but was put out at second on a fielder's choice from Wells. Jones knocked NC State's third home run to bring two run and end the scoring, 10-3, in the first game.

Boston College opened the second game with a run in the first. D'Argento reached on an error at short and took second on a wild pitch. Filler singled to left, moving her teammate to third and when the rookie got the sign to steal, D'Argento swiped home for the go ahead run.

NC State responded with three runs in the bottom of the first, 3-1. Warren was hit by a pitch and advanced when Dent drew a walk. A wild pitch moved the runners up, before Wells homered to center field to claim the lead.

The Eagles closed the gap with a run in each of the next two innings. DiMaso led off the second with a double to left center and was advanced with a sac bunt by Lynette-Krech. One batter later, Dimon connected on a single up the middle to plate the Red Bank, N.J. native, 3-2. Wilkins' home run to left field tied the game at three in the third.

Five Wolfpack runs in the bottom of the third put the game out of reach, 8-3. Wells drew a leadoff walk and was subbed out for Hoover. Jones followed with a walk, before Albertson singled to center to bring in Hoover, 4-3. A wild pitch enabled the runners to move into scoring position, before Tate drew a walk to load the bases. Warren sent a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall to break the game open, 8-3.

NC State added runs in the next two innings to complete the scoring, 10-3. Dent walked to open the fourth with a walk and advanced to second on a ground out. Jones doubled to right center to plate her teammate, 9-3. In the fifth, Davis singled to third and hustled around to score when a throwing error occurred on a sac bunt.

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