March 22, 2008
Fairfield, CT - Junior Renee Ramos had four hits and two RBI and sophomore Taylor Peyton tallied four hits and five RBI as Boston College posted a doubleheader sweep of Sacred Heart in softball action Saturday at Pioneer Park. The Eagles won by scores of 2-1 and 13-5.
The Pioneers jumped out to an early lead in game one when freshman Courtney Lee (Camarillo, CA) and junior Betsy Harvey (Unionville, CT) put together back-to-back two out hits. Lee blooped a double down the left field line and Harvey drove her in with a single up the middle.
SHU's lead was short-lived as the Eagles scored two runs in the top of the second. Dani Weir started the inning with a lead-off single. After Carly McNary reached on a fielder's choice, Angela Pandolfo flied out. McNary stole second and scored when Irene Delagrammaticas lined a single up the middle. Two batters later, shortstop Melissa Mezzanotte (North Haven, CT) misjudged a pop-up that would have been the third out, which allowed Taylor Peyton to reach base and Delagrammaticas to score what proved to be the winning run.
BC had other opportunities to score, but left 12 runners on base as senior Megan Spehar (Thousand Oaks, CA) worked into and out of trouble all day. Spehar surrendered six hits and seven walks while throwing 150 pitches.
The second game started similarly to the first, as the Pioneers got off to an early lead. Freshman Taylor Froelich (Garden Grove, CA) led off the game with a single and scored when Harvey lined a base hit with one out. In the second inning, Froelich had a run-scoring single, driving home freshman Jen Russell (Seymour, CT) to make it 2-0.
The Eagles took over the game in the fourth inning when they batted around and scored five runs. Boston College would bat around in the fifth and sixth innings as well, scoring four runs in each inning. The Eagles were helped out by eight walks from Pioneer pitchers as well three errors made by the SHU defense. Peyton had the big hit in the fourth inning when she delivered a bases-loaded double that plated all three runners. In the fifth, Delagrammaticas had a two-run double to spark that Eagle rally.
The Pioneers staged one last rally, scoring three times in the bottom of the sixth. Froelich was 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Pioneers while Harvey and Spehar each had two hits.
Sacred Heart is back in action Wednesday when they visit UConn. The doubleheader will start at 2:30 pm.