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Softball Falls in Regular Season Finale

Speer connected for her 15th homer of the season - a BC single-season record.

Speer connected for her 15th homer of the season - a BC single-season record.

May 5, 2013

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College softball team fought back from an early 3-0 hole to tie it in the fourth, but nine unanswered Yellow Jackets’ runs proved to be too much in a 12-3 loss in the regular season finale on Sunday.  The Eagles will take on host Florida State in the ACC Tournament on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Tory Speer’s second inning solo shot sailed through the uprights on the football practice field behind the left field wall to set the single-season BC home run record. The catcher’s 15th round-tripper of the season surpassed Cara Blumfield on the single-season home run list.

Maria Pandolfo was the only member of the team honored on Senior Day as she turned in the season’s best defensive play – robbing Alysha Rudnik off a home run before tumbling over the center field wall in the third inning.

Chelsea Dimon fell to 10-15 on the season as she surrendered 10 earned runs on 14 hits over 6.2 innings of work.  Stephanie Lord faced one batter in her 0.1 innings on Sunday.  Kylie Kleinschmidt improved to 7-7 this season as she allowed three earned runs on two hits over five innings.  Karly Fullem closed out the game with two innings of hitless relief for the Yellow Jackets.

Hope Rush’s two-run single and Katie Johnsky’s RBI double to right center staked Georgia Tech to an early 3-0 lead in the first.  The Eagles clawed their way back with single runs in the second, third, and fourth innings to knot the game at three.  Speer’s homer, a run scoring wild pitch, and an opposite field homer for Dimon tied the game through four innings.

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open with three runs in the fifth, four in the sixth, and two in the seventh to go up 12-3.

Thursday’s game against Florida State can be seen on ESPN3 beginning at 5 p.m. BC is 2-24 all-time against the Seminoles – both wins coming on the road.

Team Records: Boston College (14-37, 2-19 ACC); Georgia Tech (25-29, 10-10 ACC).

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