Softball Drops Two at Notre Dame
May 3, 2014
Notre Dame, Ind. - The five-game win streak for the Boston College softball team ended on Saturday as the Eagles fell to Notre Dame in a double-header, 12-4, in the first game and, 13-8, in the second game at Melissa Cook Stadium on the campus of Notre Dame. The final game will be played on Sunday afternoon at Notre Dame.
Boston College (30-21, 12-13 ACC) managed seven hits including doubles by Tatiana Cortez and Tory Speer. Cortez had two RBIs in the loss while Speer went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. The Eagles leadoff batter Megan Cooley had two hits in the loss.
Senior Nicole D'Argento (18-13) took the loss as she lasted only three innings, while giving up five hits and three runs. Jordan Weed pitched two innings and struggled giving up seven runs on eight hits.
Notre Dame scored three in the third, one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and six in the last inning. The Irish also had four home runs in the game - Emilee Koerner hit her 10th of the season, while Lauren Stuhr hit her first and Laura Winter hit her fourth of the season. Winter picked up her 24th win on the mound as she had eight strikeouts and gave up seven hits and four runs.
In the second game, Boston College lost to Notre Dame, 13-8, despite 11 hits and a seven-run third inning.
Tory Speer led the Eagles offense as the senior catcher went 3-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Senior Alana Dimaso had one hit, three RBIs while senior Nicole D'Argento had one hit and two RBIs.
Freshman Jordan Weed took the loss on the mound as she gave up nine hits, eight runs in five innings. She is now 11-8 on the season.
Notre Dame Rachel Nasland came in after two innings and earned the win as she struck out two, gave up five hits and two runs. The starter for Notre Dame was Allie Rhodes and BC knocked her out after 2 1/3 innings with six runs and six hits.
The Eagles did give up three more home runs as Lauran Winters hit her fifth of the season, followed by Cassidy Whidden with her 11th. Chloe Saganowich went 2-for-4 on the day with two home runs and two RBIs. Winter had four RBIs and Emilee Koerner had two hits and three RBIs.
After giving up seven runs in the first inning, BC was hurt when the Irish scored four runs in the second inning. Boston College cut into the lead when they scored seven runs in the third inning behind a two-run double from Alana Dimaso and a two-run single from D'Argento.
After exploding for seven runs in the third, Notre Dame shut down the Eagles offense and added two more runs behind Saganowhich's second home run of the day.
The two teams will play the final game of the three-game weekend series at noon on Sunday.