BC softball got its ACC schedule started this week with three game series against both the Duke Blue Devils and the Virginia Cavaliers.
Beginning the week in Durham, North Carolina, Ashley Obrest’s squad struggled, getting swept by the Blue Devils and combining for only eight runs over the three games.
In the opener, a 4-3 loss, the Blue Devils put up two runs in the first inning, which was an early attack that the Eagles were not ready for. Annie Murphy led the way with two hits. In the second game, the Eagles had a season high 12 hits and took a 5-2 lead in the middle of the fourth, but were unable to hang on to beat Duke, as Jessica Dreswick picked up her second loss in as many games. In the series finale, Dreswick threw a gem, allowing one run and four hits over six innings, but the Eagles were unable to solve Duke’s pitching as they recorded seven hits, but no runs.
However, back in Massachusetts for its first home ACC series, the Eagles flipped the switch and swept Virginia to get back to .500 in ACC play. In the opener, Dreswick tossed the first perfect game in BC softball history, not allowing a baserunner in five innings as the Eagles mercy ruled the Cavaliers, 8-0. CC Cook and Jordan Chimento were each 2-2 to lead the Eagles at the plate. In the middle game, there was plenty of offense, as the Eagles came away with a 10-6 win, in which Chloe Shrabba recorded both a double and a triple. In the finale, Dreswick threw another gem, shutting out the Cavaliers for the second time on the weekend.
The Eagles are now 3-3 in the ACC with a game against BU and a series at Syracuse on the horizon.