Softball Takes Two From Maryland
April 12, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
The Boston College softball team swept a doubleheader, 8-0 and 4-2, to Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Shea Field in an ACC battle. The Eagles are now 22-16 overall and 6-8 in the ACC, while the Terps fall to 3-30 overall and 2-12 in the conference.
The final game of the three-game series will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Shea Field.
Senior pitcher Nicole D'Argento (13-10) picked up the win on the hill as she left the game after two innings had three strikeouts and a 7-0 lead. Weed earned the save as she struck out three and gave up just two hits in three innings to seal the win.
The Eagles did most of their damage in the first inning. Megan Cooley walked and went to second on a fielder's choice. Speer singled and Cooley advanced to third and scored on a bad throw in an attempt to get Speer going to second. Alana DiMaso hit a double to score Speer.
DiMaso scored on a single from Jessie Daulton, and after a walk to Cortez, Daulton scored on a single from Taylor Coroneos. With three on, Weed stepped up and placed the ball over the fence in right center for a three-run home run. It was Weed's third home run of the season. The Eagles finished the inning with five hits and a, 7-0, lead.
The key run came in the fifth winning when Speer hit a rocket over right center field, her seventh home run of the season and eighth run of the game.
The Eagles offense was led by Speer as the catcher went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Alana DiMaso and Tatiana Cortez both went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI while Weed was 1-for-1 with three RBI.
In the second game of the day, Boston College scored four runs in the final inning to squeak out a, 4-2, victory over the Terrapins.
Freshman Jordan Weed threw 6 1/3 innings struck out two and gave up only three hits and two runs. She improved to 8-6 on the season. Senior Nicole D'Argento entered the game in the final inning and picked up her first save of the season.
The Eagles went down, 2-0, in the first inning as the second batter of the game - Shannon Bustillos - hit a two-run home run.
BC's bats went silent as the only hit was a single by Jessie Daulton in the second inning until the sixth inning.
Megan Cooley walked and advanced to second on a single from D'Argento. Maryland switch pitcher and Brenna Nation took the mound. She walked Tory Speer and Kaitlyn Schmeiser came back to pitch. Alana DiMaso grounded to third base but an error gave the Eagles two runs to tie the game, 2-2.
Weed came in and got the first batter Jessie Warner to ground out. D'Argento entered the game and gave up a single. Madison Martin hit into a double-play to end the game.
After tomorrow's final game against the Terrapins, Boston College will travel north and play at Syracuse on Wednesday, April 16 in a double-header which will start at 3 p.m. Next weekend, the Eagles will play at NC State with all three games being televised on ESPN3.