After getting swept by Duke in its opening ACC series, Boston College softball has been on its best run in more than a decade. The Eagles have played ten games since the end of the Duke series and have not lost a single game yet. Between high powered offense, solid defense, and lights-out pitching by Jessica Dreswick, the Eagles have simply overpowered their opponents.
After sweeping the Virginia Cavaliers, the Eagles got non-conference cracks at both BU and Providence and conference series with Syracuse and NC State.
In the BU game, Alyson Frei got the start as Dreswick got the day off, and she was masterful. She allowed only four hits and no runs as the Terriers had no answer. Jordan Chimento’s solo home run proved to be the difference in a 1-0 victory.
In the doubleheader at Syracuse, the Eagles outscored the Orange 16-4 on the day, as Annie Murphy led the way in the first game with two RBI. In the same contest, Dreswick allowed only five hits en route to a 4-2 victory. In game two, both Murphy and Emme Martinez had three hits to lead the offense, with Martinez and Chloe Shrabba each hitting a two-run home run, as Frei threw a complete game only allowing four hits and two runs.
On the road at Providence, the bats exploded for 16 runs against the Friar pitching, led by drawing 13 walks and three RBI each from CC Cook and Cami Sellers.
Back at home in ACC play, the Eagles completed a sweep of NC State behind a 23-7 run over the three games. On Friday night, Dreswick got career win number 53, which placed her only three behind the all time wins leader in school history. In game number two on Friday, Murphy was a perfect 4-4 at the plate to lead the offense.
This week, the Eagles will do battle with UMass, UConn, and Florida State.