April 26, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Freshman Andrea Filler went 2-for-4, with a home run and two runs batted in, as four members of the Boston College softball team had multiple hit games, but the Eagles were defeated by four Boston University home runs, 6-4, on Thursday evening at Shea Field.
Junior Nicole D’Argento (10-12) shouldered the loss for the Eagles. The junior came in to pitch the fourth innings, striking out one batter, walking another and giving up three runs on four hits in three innings.
Whitney Tuthill (9-4) earned the win for the Terriers (30-13). The reliever tossed the final five innings of the game, struck out three, walked four and gave up three earned runs on seven hits.
Senior Morgan Kidd lasted 3.1 innings in the start for BC, struck out two, walked three and gave up three runs on three hits. Amanda Horowitz retired both batters she faced in the seventh inning.
CJ Chirichigno (2-for-4) and Tory Speer (1-for-1) also drove in runs for Boston College (22-23).
A leadoff walk put D’Argento on, with the junior taking second on a pitch in the dirt. Delagrammaticas advanced her teammate when nearly found the gap in the right side, but was thrown out on the play. Filler bunted in D’Argento from third for the go ahead run.
Brittany Clendenny put BU up, 2-1, in the top of the third with a home run to straightaway center.
Filler kicked off a three-run bottom of the third with a solo shot to left center. Brittany Wilkins followed the rookie’s seventh home run of the year with a walk, getting pinch run for by Nicole Koszowski. The sophomore took second on a single to the right by Ali Lynette-Krech (2-for-4, R), before the Eagles executed a double steal to put both runners in scoring position. Chirichigno and Speer bunted to bring in two more runs for Boston College, 4-2.
BU closed the gap by one, 4-3, when Mandy Fernandez hit her fourth long ball of the year in the fourth.
The Terriers took the lead, 5-4, with their third home run of the afternoon in the sixth. Chelsea Kehr drew a leadoff walk, but Eagles forced out the lead runner at second on consecutive fielder’s choices. Melanie Delgado gave BU back the lead with a two-run homer to left.
Clendenny’s second long ball of the day led off the seventh inning and put BU up two, 6-4.
The Eagles loaded the bases with two down in the bottom of the frame, but a foul out to third ended the threat.
BC hosts Maryland in ACC action beginning on Saturday, April 28. The Eagles are welcoming surrounding Little League teams to Saturday’s doubleheader and will be holding their annual StrikeOut Cancer event on Sunday.