SB Edged by No. 20 UNC, 1-0
May 6, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -A second-inning home run by Logan Foulks provided the only offense for the 20th-ranked North Carolina softball team to escape Shea Field with a win over Boston College, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. Both sides mustered three hits and had no errors in the final regular-season contest for the teams.
Morgan Kidd(4-6) got the first two Tar Heels to pop up, before Ally Blake doubled to the gap in left field. The senior won an eight-pitch battle with Haleigh Dickey, when she made the third baseman swing on strike three to end the top of the first.
Nicole D'Argentostarted the Eagles off with a double to right center, but Spingola got BC to fly out twice, hit Wilkins and delivered a K to end the inning.
Logan Foulks gave North Carolina the lead with a solo shot down the left field line in the first at-bat of the second inning. Kidd had two strikeouts and gave up only two hits, before being relieved by D'Argento with two down in the second.
Pitching dominated the game from there as Lori Spingola (30-9) racked up nine strikeouts without walking a batter. Brittany Wilkins and Tory Speerwere the only Eagles that reached base. Speer landed a single in left field in the bottom of the second, while the senior catcher hit a single to deep short in the fourth.
D'Argento was equally impressive. The Ashland, Mass. product one-hit the ACC's top-ranked lineup and had two strikeouts in 4.1 innings of action. The Eagles did not allow a single Tar Heel to reach base in three of the final four innings.
Five Eagles - Rene Delagrammaticas, Morgan Kidd, Ali Lynette-Krech, Lizzy Ploen and Brittany Wilkins - were recognized prior to the game for their outstanding contributions to the BC Softball program. They will lead the Eagles as they head to the ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. Boston College plays in the first round on Thursday, May 10.