Boston College softball came into this season with pretty high hopes, but some of those expectations were diminished in the opening weekend, as the Eagles went 0-4 with losses to Texas Tech, Texas A&M (twice), and Houston.
A 4-2 loss in nine innings, the Eagles fought valiantly, ultimately coming up short. Jessica Dreswick threw a solid six innings, allowing only two runs, but when Ally Frei gave up a two run home run in the top of the ninth, the Eagles could not bounce back in the home half of the inning.
Going into the fifth inning, the game was tied 1-1, but when the Aggies tacked on two runs in their half of the fifth, the Eagles had no answers for the rest of the game. Frei threw five innings of three run ball, but the Eagles offense was unable to get her the necessary support to win the game.
In another nailbiter, the Eagles and the Cougars were tied going into the seventh inning, when a walk off error gave the Cougars a 5-4 win. Dreswick was decent, going five innings and giving up four runs.
In the final game of the weekend, BC had its worst performance, falling 11-3. Despite playing in three tight games during the tournament, they fell apart during their last game, allowing 9 hits and committing three errors. Offensively, Chloe Shrabba led the way with a 1 for 2 day.
The Eagles will face Texas State, Indiana, and Nebraska this week.