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Softball Splits Series With Syracuse

April 16, 2014

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The Boston College softball team split a two-game ACC series at Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon in New York. The Eagle won the first game, 2-0, behind a four-hitter from senior Nicole D'Argento, who had eight strikeouts in the win.

Boston College dropped the second game, 13-12, as the Eagles gave up three runs in the last inning in the loss.

BC is now 23-18 on the season and 7-10 in the ACC, while Syracuse is now 19-19 overall and 10-8 in the conference.

Senior Nicole D'Argento scattered four hits and struck out eight to lead Boston College to a, 2-0, victory at Syracuse. D'Argento went the distance and improved to 14-11 on the season.

Boston College scored two runs in the fourth inning in the Eagles 23rd victory. With two outs, Alana Dimaso doubled down the right field line. A single from Jessie Daulton scored DiMaso as the Eagles went up, 1-0. Jordan Weed doubled to left center which scored Daulton. The Eagle loaded the bases on a walk to Taylor Coroneo and Tatiana Cortez reached after getting hit by a pitch. With two outs, and three on, Annie Sommers struck out swinging which ended the threat.

D'Argento retired the next seven batters before Syracuse Shirley Daniels tripled to center. The Eagles senior pitched struck out the next batter but walked Corinne Ozanne. With two on and two out, D'Argento got Jasmine Watson to foul out to left field to end the Syracuse threat.

In the second game of the series, Boston College fell to the Orange, 13-12, as the Eagles gave up three runs in the seventh inning.

Boston College fell behind early after three innings as freshman Jordan Weed struggled on the mound. BC was down, 9-3, after three innings. Weed gave up six runs on seven hits.

A big fourth inning by Boston College cut the lead to one run. BC would score five runs in the inning behind a big two-run double from senior Tory Speer. Taylor Coroneos came in to pitch and retired all three Syracuse hitters in the fifth. The Eagles offense tied the game at, 9-9, when Coroneo, who single to open the inning scored on a throwing error.

BC took an 11-9 lead in the top of the sixth when Tatiana Cortez hit a two-run double. Syracuse responded with one run in the sixth inning. In the seventh, BC added an insurance run off a single from Jessie Daulton.

D'Argento opened the inning getting the first two batters. The next batter walked followed by an RBI double from Watson. A single by Julie Wambold scored the second run of the inning and the game was tied. A single up the middle from Sydney O'Hara knocked home the winning run.

Speer led the Eagles offense with two hits and three RBI's, while Megan Cooley had three hits, two runs and an RBI. Tatiana Cortez went 3-for-3 with two RBI's and D'Argento had two hits, two RBI's and one run.

D'Argento (14-12) took the loss on the mound as she went 2.2 innings, gave up eight hits and struck out four.

O'Hara went 2.1 innings, gave up four hits and three earned runs to earn the win on the mound for Syracuse. It was her 13th victory of the season.

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