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Tory Speer Leads Softball Past Virginia

Senior Tory Speer became the all-time leader in home runs in program history.

Senior Tory Speer became the all-time leader in home runs in program history.

April 26, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

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The Boston College softball team picked up two victories on Saturday afternoon against Virginia to improve to 27-19 on the season and 11-11 in the ACC. Senior Nicole D'Argento struck out seven batters in the first game as BC defeated Virginia, 5-1, in the first game. D'Argento picked up her 17th win of the season when the Eagles picked up a, 9-1, victory over the Cavs in the second game.

In the first game, D'Argento struck out six of the first eight Virginia batters and had a perfect game broken up when the ninth batter singled to right field. D'Argento finished with seven strikeouts and gave up just three hits in the game.

The big hit came off the bat of senior Tory Speer, The Eagles catcher rocketed a shot over the fence into center field for her ninth home run of the season. It was also her 38th career home run and Speer now owns the program record for most home runs.

BC led, 2-1, until the offense struck for three more in the last inning off three singles from Jessie Daulton, Tatiana Cortez and Madison Paulson.

Jordan Weed relieved D'Argento in the final inning. She shut the door as the Weed got the first batter to ground out for the first out. The second batter line out to right field and Weed retired the final batter on a foul ball out.

In the second game, Jordan Weed picked up her 10th win of the season as she struck out two and gave up just two hits in six innings. BC defeated UVA, 9-1, behind an 11 hit attack along with a two-run home run from Tory Speer and a three-run bomb from Jordan Weed which ended the game.

After giving up one run in the first inning, the Eagles offense came alive for two runs in the first inning off Tory Speer's team-high 10th home run of the season.

Virginia could not muster any offense as the only batter to reach was in the third inning off an error. She reached second base but Weed shut the door on the Cavaliers offense retiring the next 10 batters.

Up, 3-1, the Eagles extended the lead, 5-1, off a two-run double from Jessie Daulton in the fifth inning. The Eagles ended the game with four runs in the sixth inning, with the big hit coming off the bat of Jordan Weed. The three-run home run by the Eagles rookie was her sixth of the season.

Game Notes:
Tory Speer needed just one home run this weekend to become the all-time leader in program history. Speer hit one home run in each game on Saturday. She now has 10 on the season and 39 in her four year career. Speer went 4-for-6 from the plate with four RBI's and five runs scored today ... Alana Dimaso went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Megan Cooley went 3-for-6 with two runs scored in two games ... Boston College will host UVA tomorrow at noon for the final game of the series. Prior to the game, the BC program will honor the senior class - Nicole D'Argento, Tory Speer, Alana Dimaso, Nicole Koszowski and Megan Scanlon ... The 27 wins marks the first time BC has won more than 25 games since the 2008 season when the Eagles posted a 32-31 record. The 11 ACC wins marks the most conference wins by BC since the Eagles joined the conference. In 2008, BC had a record seven wins ... BC will travel to Providence on Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

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