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Softball Splits Doubleheader at Maryland

Ayers' second HR of the season gave BC an early 6-0 lead in game two.

Ayers' second HR of the season gave BC an early 6-0 lead in game two.

April 20, 2013

BC-Maryland Game 1 | BC-Maryland Game 2

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After a 6-0 shutout loss in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the BC softball team rebounded with an 8-6 victory in game two at Taylor Stadium over Maryland.

In game one, Stephanie Lord (0-10) went the distance for the Eagles as she allowed four earned runs on 10 hits over six innings.  Kaitlyn Schmeisser improved to 11-10 for the Terps as she hurled seven scoreless innings – allowing just two singles to Megan Cooley and Jessie Daulton in the win.

Five runs in the first three innings gave Maryland all the offense they would need as the Eagles were unable to muster a rally off of Schmeisser in game one.

The Eagles got a homer from Ronnie Mae Ayers and two hits from Maria Pandolfo in an 8-6 win in game two of the doubleheader.  A six run outburst in the first inning staked starter Chelsea Dimon to a lead that she would not give up.  Dimon’s complete game, five earned run performance gave her the ninth win of her the season and BC’s second ACC win.  Maddie Martin (8-10) took the loss as she was not able to record an out of the six batters she faced in the first inning.  The duo of Lexi Carroll and Schmeisser allowed a combined four hits and zero earned runs the rest of the way for the Terps.

Tory Speer’s two-run double, Pandolfo’s RBI triple, and Ayers’ two-run homer highlighted the Eagles’ six run first inning.  Leading 6-2 entering the fifth, BC extended their lead with two unearned runs to go up 8-2.  Maryland continued to chip away with two runs in the fifth and one in the six to make it an 8-5 game entering the seventh.

Schmeisser lead off the inning with a solo shot and the Terps were able to load the bases with two outs before Dimon got Bridget Hawvermale to pop up to Speer in foul territory to end the game.

The Eagles and Terps will play the rubber match of their three-game set tomorrow afternoon –first pitch slated for 1 p.m.

Team Records: Boston College (11-29, 2-12 ACC); Maryland (24-23, 8-6 ACC).

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