Softball Splits Series With UMass, Beats Providence Over Weekend

Following a relatively low scoring series at Louisville this past weekend, which saw the Eagles score a total of four runs in three games, the Boston College softball team had scored as many runs in two innings on Tuesday.

The Eagles traveled to UMass Amherst for a double-header beginning at 2 p.m. at Sortino Field. After tightly losing the first game 8-7, BC rallied to mercy the Minutemen 16-0 in the second game.

UMass drew first blood on the day, gathering six runs within the first two innings before Jessica Dreswick was taken out in favor of sophomore Jordan Weed. Weed did not allow a single run while she was in. Allyson Frei, who walked two players into home plate, replaced her. Those two runs were actually the decisive factor in the game.

BC held a 7-6 lead before the seventh inning, which was started in the second inning by a grand slam from Chloe Dubocq. A single from Jessie Daulton in the fourth and an error in the fifth put BC in command of the game before the pivotal seventh inning.

In the second game, BC sought revenge for what seemed like a winnable game.

Chloe Sharabba started BC’s offensive rout with a double in the first inning, which scored two. A Jordan Chimento infield single gave her another RBI, and then Taylor Coroneos scored Sharabba, which rounded out the first inning score at 4-0.

The Eagles bats took a break in the second inning before returning to full throttle in the third. A number of singles, walks, and even one wild pitch saw the score aggregate to 9-0, before Tatiana Cortez hit a three-run homer.

Then BC finished the game out in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, Weed was walked and Madison Paulson scored. Then Megan Cooley singled, bringing in Allison Chase. Dubocq scored on a fielder’s choice, and finally Weed gathered a run of her own when Annie Murphy hit her in off of a single.

No runs were scored in the fifth inning, but the mercy rule was instituted by the umpire, who ended the game.

Frei and Dreswick were on the mound for the second game, and allowed a cumulative four hits and no runs.

BC’s high-powered offense took no respite the following day, with a third midweek game against Providence on Wednesday. The Eagles won this matchup 7-1 at Shea Field, and they improved their overall record to 24-22.

Friars right-fielder Nicole Lundstrom drew first blood in the first inning with a solo home run on the first at-bat of the game. Dreswick managed to contain Providence for the rest of the inning, before Cortez got her revenge in the second.

Cortez continued her dynamite hitting streak with a double that scored Daulton. Later on in the inning, Sharabba scored Murphy, giving the Eagles a big lead. In the fifth, Murphy garnered a pair of her own RBIs, when she doubled to score Coroneos and Cooley. Then Cortez tacked on one more home run to her tally, blasting herself and Murphy home.

Cooley closed out the game’s action with a single to left that saw Coroneos to home plate.

Featured Image by Haley Cormier / Heights Staff

April 30, 2015