A few weeks ago, I published an article, saying that BC softball would lean heavily on its seniors in order to reach its goal of making the NCAA tournament. Well, that certainly held true this weekend, when the Eagles opened up their season in Houston, Texas playing four games, against Houston and Wright State on Saturday, and UC Santa Barbara and Houston again on Sunday.
During Saturday’s games, the bats really came alive, with a 12 run explosion against Houston, and an 11-0 shutout against Wright State. Tatiana Cortez, a key senior for the team, hit two home runs against Houston, and continuing her hot start, extended her hit streak to 18 games, dating back to last year. Freshman pitcher Kendra Friedt threw six scoreless innings during Saturday’s matchups, and was a great performance to start her college career!
During Sunday’s game against UCSB, Cortez hit another home run, giving her three in the season’s first three games. BC had another strong hitting performance of six runs, giving them a total of 29 over three games.
Unfortunately, the Eagles came up just short of a four game sweep of the Houston tournament, losing to Houston in the rematch, 7-3. If this is any indication, however, BC softball is on the right track and well on their way to improving and hopefully taking the next step in the ranks of ACC softball.