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Softball Faces FSU in Three-Game Series




March 21, 2014

CHEST NUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College softball team is set to play No. 10/11 Florida State University in a three-game weekend series at Bryant in Smithfield, R.I. The Eagles and the Seminoles will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 22 and a single game on Sunday, March 23. The Saturday games are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3p.m., while the game on Sunday will start at 11 a.m.

The Eagles enter the weekend series riding a six-game winning streak, which marks the longest such streak since BC won seven straight games from Feb. 18-25, 2012. The Eagles won all five games of the USF Tournament in their last weekend of action. Boston College has already matched its total win total (14) and ACC win total (2) from last season, as the Eagles currently sit at 14-7 overall, and hold a 2-1 conference record.

Boston College has gotten off to a quick start, and has seen early production from both its hitters an pitchers. Leadoff hitter Megan Cooley boasts a .443 batting average, and as tallied 31 hits, 15 runs and 12 stolen bases in 21 games. Tory Speer, who was recognized as ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 24, leads the team in slugging percentage (.840), home runs (6) and RBIs (21).

Nicole D’Argento has seen the majority of the innings from the circle, and has registered an 8-4 record, a 2.06 ERA and 82 strikeouts through 88.1 innings.

The Eagles are 2-25 all-time against FSU, and has dropped the last 18 contests.

The Seminoles also enter the weekend with a six-game win streak and have compiled a 27-4 overall record, including a 6-2 record in ACC play. Maddie O’Brien leads FSU offensively, and has posted a .457 batting average, 31 runs, 11 home runs and 55 RBIs. The Seminoles have a team batting average of .324 and have scored 212 runs in 31 games, while only allowing 45.

FSU has a dual threat from the circle. Lacey Waldrop boasts a 16-2 record, a 0.57 ERA and has struck out 136 batters in 110 innings. Jessica Burroughs is 11-1 and has a 1.38 ERA in 56 innings.

After the weekend series, Boston College will play at Massachusetts on March 25 at 3 p.m. 

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