April 29, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College softball team fell to Maryland, 11-0, in five innings in Sunday's series finale at Shea Field.
Morgan Kidd (3-4) shouldered the loss for BC. The senior lasted one inning and was responsible for four earned runs on four hits, while also allowing one walk.
Sophomore Amanda Horowitz tossed the remaining four innings, striking out four batters, walking two and allowing two earned runs on eight hits.
Kendra Knight (25-10) picked up her third win of the series. The Terrapins' ace struck out and walked five batters.
Chelsea LoBue and Ali Lynette-Krech each went 1-for-1 at the plate, getting the Eagles (22-26, 2-16 ACC) only hits on the day.
The Terrapins (32-18, 8-7 ACC) opened the game with two runs in the first. A leadoff walk followed by two bunts put runners in scoring position for Beards to drive in with a double down the right field line, 2-0.
Three runs in the second widened the gap for UMD, 5-0. A pair of bunt singles and fielder's choice loaded the bases for the Terps. McLaughlin singled to right, plating the lead runner, 3-0, and Horowitz fanned Galindo, before a double to right center brought two more runs in.
Maryland added a run in the sixth, 6-0. Mancuso led off with a double and took third on a ground out o second. Galindo single through the right side to plated Mancuso.
Five Maryland runs in the bottom of the fifth ended the game, 11-0. McCann bunted to get on and moved to second on a walk. A mishandled play at first enabled McCann to score from second, 7-0, and left runners on the corners. The runner at first moved to second when BC checked the runner at third. McLaughlin singled to right field to plate a run, 8-0, and forced the Eagles to check down to third another time as she took second. Galindo's single up the middle moved the runners up a bag, 9-0, with the Terp stealing second to keep two runners scoring position. Horowitz struck out Bustillos, but Maier singled up the middle to bring in the final two runs.
Boston College travels to Providence on Tuesday, May 1. The Eagles meet the Friars at 4 p.m.