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Softball Defeats St. John's, 4-2

March 7, 2014

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TAMPA, Fla. - The Boston College softball team defeated St. John's University, 4-2 in the first game of the USF Series Tournament on Friday. The Eagles scored their four runs on six hits and were led by Megan Cooley, who hit out of the leadoff spot and notched two hits and two RBIs.

In the earlier game, BC jumped out to a quick lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. With two outs and nobody on base, Nicole D'Argento and Tory Speer earned back-to-back walks. Alana Dimaso then singled to the pitcher to load the bases. Jordan Weed walked to force in the first run, and Taylor Coroneos hit an RBI single to left field to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.

Boston College doubled its lead with two runs in the fourth inning. After Tatiana Cortez and Annie Sommers were each hit by a pitch, Cooley hit a double to right center to drive in two runs. The double marked Cooley's team-leading 24th hit of the season.  

St. John's was able to cut the lead in half with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning by Jackie Reed, but the Red Storm could not push across any more runs as BC freshman Jordan Weed was able to record the final six outs unscathed.

D'Argento started the game in the circle for the Eagles and improved to 6-5 on the year. She pitched four shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out six batters. Weed earned her first save of the year, and pitched three innings in which she allowed two hits and two runs. Weed recorded five strikeouts in relief.

The Eagles will play Villanova and Cleveland State in a doubleheader tomorrow. 

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