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Softball Explodes for 19 Runs at Dartmouth

Ayers' grand slam on Wednesday was her first collegiate home run.

Ayers' grand slam on Wednesday was her first collegiate home run.

April 10, 2013

Box Score

HANOVER, N.H. – The BC softball team exploded for its highest offensive output since 2010 with a 19-6 win at Dartmouth on Wednesday.  The Eagles last recorded 19+ runs with a 19-0 win over Southern on Feb. 21, 2010.  The second game of the doubleheader was called due to darkness in the third inning – BC was holding an 11-0 lead at the time.

All nine members of the lineup recorded at least one RBI – including Maria Pandolfo’s five runs batted in and Ronnie Mae Ayers’ first collegiate homer – a grand slam in the fourth inning.

Chelsea Dimon went the distance for the Eagles – allowing four earned runs on nine hits over five innings to improve to 8-9 this season.  Rachel Hein took the loss for the Big Green – allowing six earned runs on four hits over 1.2 innings to drop to 0-2 this season.

BC grabbed an early 4-0 lead in the first on the strength of RBI hits from Alana Dimaso (3-4, 2 RBI), Jessie Daulton (1-2, RBI), and Pandolfo (3-3, HR, 5 RBI).  Dimon and Pandolfo hit back-to-back homers in the third to give the Eagles an 8-2 lead.

Holding an 8-6 lead in the fourth, BC seized control by plating 11 unanswered runs en route to the five inning win.  Led by Ayers’ grand slam – BC tacked on with six runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to secure the 19-6 victory at the Dartmouth Softball Park.

Tory Speer (2-3, 2 RBI) and Megan Cooley (2-3, RBI) also recorded multi-hit games.  Kristen Rumley led the way for the Big Green with three hits and an RBI.

The Eagles will host the Maine Black Bears on Thursday at Shea Field – first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Team Records: Boston College (10-22, 1-8 ACC); Dartmouth (14-17, 4-4 Ivy League).

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