April 24, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College softball team competes in three midweek games, before resuming ACC play on Saturday, April 28 versus Maryland. The Eagles head to Dartmouth for a StrikeOut Cancer doubleheader on Wednesday, April 25 and host cross town rival BU on Thursday. Boston College is hosting Little League Day on Saturday and being joined by Maryland in its StrikeOut Cancer event on Sunday, April 29.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Eagles were defeated in all three games of their series at No. 22 Florida State last weekend. Senior captain Ali Lynette-Krech led BC with three hits and two runs batted in.
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Grad Rene Delagrammaticas safely hit in each of the last three games.
Freshman Andrea Filler’s hitting streak was snapped at eight games in Tallahassee, Fla. last weekend. The stretch was the second longest of the season for BC, as junior Nicole D’Argento recorded a hit in 14 straight contests.
Boston College has used a three-quarter freshman infield in 18 games this season. CJ Chirichigno has started all 42 games at third, Filler was listed at second in 34 games and Chelsea Dimon got the nod in 18 games at first. With the rookies in the batting order, the Eagles are 8-4 when at least one has a multi-hit game.
The Eagles last nonconference victory came against the Big Green, 11-0, back on March 24.
Dartmouth (Hanover, N.H. - Wednesday, April 25 – 3 p.m. - doubleheader)
The Big Green (12-21, 5-11 Ivy League) close out their nonconference schedule against Boston College. Dartmouth is 4-6 in its last 10 games. Kristen Rumley (5-9) and Hillary Barker (4-8) have both made 19 appearances for DC, although Rumley leads the staff with 121 strikeouts and a 2.43 earned run average in 95 innings. Barker tops the squad with a .485 slugging percentage and is third on the team with 11 RBI. Noelle Ramirez and Kat Hicks are responsible for most of the run production, securing 14 and 13 RBI respectively.
Boston University (Shea Field - Thursday, April 26– 4 p.m.)
The Terriers are 27-13 and 8-3 in the America East. Holli Floetker tops the pitching staff with a 1.64 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 132 innings. Jayme Mask carries the highest batting average (.364) on the team, but Megan Volpano tops the lineup with 44 hits and 25 runs batted in. Four of the last 10 contests have been rained out, but BU managed a 5-1 record in games it played. The Terriers host Providence in a doubleheader on Wednesday, before coming to The Heights on Thursday. BU squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Eagles back on March 22.
Maryland (Shea Field - Sat.-Sun., April 28-29 – 1 p.m.)
The Terrapins were 27-18 (5-7 ACC) as of Tuesday, April 24, but host Delaware State in a doubleheader on Wednesday. Kendra Knight leads Maryland from the mound. Knight has a 2.80 ERA and 228 Ks in more than 194 innings. Kathy McLaughlin (.365) and Vangie Galindo (.343) lead the team in batting, while Candice Beards (.484) and Nikki Maier (.469) top the lineup in slugging. Maryland is 7-3 in its last 10 games entering its game with DSU. UMD won its last to conference series, taking 2-of-3 at NC State and sweeping Virginia.