Softball Falls to Florida State at the ACC Tournament
May 9, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Boston College softball team saw its season come to an end in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday after dropping a 6-0 decision to the first-seeded Florida State Seminoles.
Chelsea Dimon (10-16) surrendered four earned runs on three hits over two innings for the Eagles. Lacey Waldrop (21-7) held the Eagles scoreless over four innings of work – allowing four hits while striking out eight. Alana Dimaso (2-for-3, double) led the way for Boston College offensively.
After two walks to open the bottom of the first, the Seminoles jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Maddie O’Brien’s RBI single up the middle before Courtney Senas advanced home on an error. Morgan Bullock added another run-scoring single to stake the home team to a three run lead after one inning.
FSU tacked onto their lead in the second as Kelly Hensley flared a two-run single down the left field line to extend the Seminoles’ lead to 5-0. Stephanie Lord got her first ACC Tournament action as she entered the game in the third in relief of Dimon – allowing one unearned run on three hits over four innings.
The Eagles narrowly missed getting on the board in the fourth as DiMaso’s towering fly ball to center hit the top of the wall and stayed in the park. Waldrop escaped the inning by striking out Tory Speer, Maria Pandolfo, and CJ Chirichigno swinging.
Looking to extend their lead, the Seminoles added an insurance run in the fifth as Alex Kossoff deposited an RBI single to left field to put FSU up 6-0.
The Seminoles advance to play the winner of North Carolina/Georgia Tech in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday.
Team Records: Boston College (14-38, 2-19 ACC); Florida State (40-15, 18-2 ACC).