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Speer, Cortez Leads Softball Past Providence, 12-2

Senior Tory Speer had a home run, two hits and four RBIs in today's win over Providence.

Senior Tory Speer had a home run, two hits and four RBIs in today's win over Providence.

April 29, 2014

Providence, RI -

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Senior Tory Speer and freshman Tatiana Cortez combined for four hits and seven RBIs to lead Boston College past Providence, 12-2, in five innings on Tuesday afternoon at Raymond Field in Providence. The Eagles improved to 29-19 overall while the Friars are now 6-26 on the season.

Senior Nicole D'Argento improved to 18-12 on the season as she scattered six hits and struck out two in four innings. Jordan Weed pitched one inning and struck out one batter.

The Eagles offense came alive as they had 12 hits and 11 RBIs in the win.

Speer, a senior captain, had two hits, four RBIs and two runs scored and a home run, while Cortez went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs. Senior Alana Dimaso went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Sophomore Jessie Daulton had two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.

The Eagles opened the scoring with four runs in the second inning behind a two-run home run from Cortez. Providence cut into the BC lead when Marie Flego hit a solo home run.

In the third, DiMaso reached on an error and scored on a single up the middle from Jessie Daulton. Daulton stole second and scored on a single from Cortez as BC's lead grew to 4-1.

Providence scored a run in the third but BC bounced back behind a solo homerun from Speer to take a, 5-2, lead.

D'Argento let up a single to start the fourth inning but got the next batter to fly to centerfield. Flego grounded out for two outs. The final out, D'Argento forced Megan Rollings to fly to center.

The Eagles offense came alive as Nicole Koszowski opened the fifth inning with a walk. She advanced on a bunt single from Megan Cooley. A single from D'Argento scored Koszowski for the first run of the inning. A single by Speer scored two runs and BC's lead grew to, 8-2. DiMaso drew another walk, followed by a single by Daulton, which scored two more runs.

With a commanding lead, Weed took the mound and got the first two batters to groundout. She then struck out the final batter to end the game.

Game Notes:
Catcher Tory Speer is now 6-for-12 with eight runs scored and eight RBIs in the last four games. She also has three home runs and 15 total bases ... Jessie Daulton is also hot as she is 5-for-10 with five RBIs and Tatiana Cortez is 5-for-10 with seven RBIs and 11 total bases ... Senior Nicole D'Argento has won three games in the last four games and has an ERA of 1.24 ... Speer and Cortez each have 11 home runs this season ... Boston College will host Connecticut on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Shea Field.

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