Softball Drops 7-2 Decision to Boston University
April 18, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Freshman Jessie Daulton homered for the fifth time in nine games but the Eagles couldn’t muster enough runs against BU hurler Whitney Tuthill in a 7-2 loss to the Terriers on Thursday at Shea Field.
Stephanie Lord went the distance for the Eagles – allowing four earned runs on 14 hits to fall to 0-9 this season. Tuthill improved to 12-11 for the Terriers as she surrendered two earned runs on eight hits over seven innings. Daulton, Alana Dimaso, and Ronnie Mae Ayers each recorded multi-hit games for the Eagles on Thursday.
After two scoreless innings of play, the Terriers got on the board first as Emily Felbaum tripled with two outs – followed by Jayme Mask’s RBI single to put BU up 1-0. The Eagles answered in the bottom of the inning on Jessie Daulton’s opposite field homer to right – her fifth homer of the season to tie the game.
BU responded with three runs on five hits in the fourth to stake themselves to a 4-1 lead. Run scoring singles by Brittany Clendenny and Chelsea Kehr gave the Terriers their three-run cushion that they would not relinquish.
The Terriers continued to extend their lead with two more runs in the fifth and a run in the seventh to take a 7-1 lead into the last of the seventh. Tory Speer’s infield single with two outs accounted for the second BC run of the game but Tuthill escaped the bases loaded jam by striking out Maria Pandolfo to end the game.
The Eagles travel down to College Park for a three-game set against Maryland this weekend – the Terrapins are 23-22 overall this season and find themselves third in the ACC with a 7-5 conference record.
Team Records: Boston College (10-28, 1-11 ACC); Boston University (16-20-1, 5-4 America East).