Softball's Rally Falls Short Against Providence
April 17, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The BC softball rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to tie the game but runs in the fifth and sixth innings propelled the Friars to a 7-4 win at Shea Field on Wednesday.
Stephanie Lord (0-8) tossed six innings in relief of starter Chelsea Dimon – allowing three earned runs on six hits. Kiara Amos (7-13) got the win in relief for Providence as she allowed two earned runs on three hits in 0.1 innings. Corinne Clauss tallied five strikeouts over three innings of scoreless relief to record her first save of the year.
The Friars jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first on the strength of a Kristie Dederick three-run homer to left center off of Dimon.
After a scoreless three innings, the Eagles finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom half of the fourth as RBI doubles by Annie Sommers and Nicole Koszowski cut the Providence lead to 4-3. Jessie Daulton knotted the game at four with a run scoring single to center off of relief pitcher Kiara Amos.
Providence regained the lead for good on Jessie Bryant’s RBI single in the fifth and tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth to take a 7-4 lead into the last of the seventh.
The Eagles attempted a rally in the last of the seventh – bringing the tying run to the plate with no outs but Clauss got Alana Dimaso to fly out to center with Megan Cooley getting caught at third trying to tag up. Tory Speer walked, bringing the tying run to the plate again, but Clauss struck out Maria Pandolfo to preserve the Friars win.
The Eagles will host Boston University on Thursday afternoon – first pitch slated for 4 p.m. at Shea Field.
Team Records: Boston College (10-27, 1-11 ACC); Providence (15-23-1, 2-9 Big East).