The Eagles played in the ACC-Big Ten Tournament down in Atlanta Georgia this past weekend, where they faced Iowa and Nebraska. They played both teams twice, losing both games to Iowa, and losing the first to Nebraska, but winning the final game of the tournament.
On Friday, the Eagles faced Iowa for the first time, and despite Susannah Anderson throwing three strikeout in the first four innings, Iowa was able to make three runs off of seven hits. Peyton Schnackenberg then relieved Anderson for the last three innings and only gave up one run off one hit, and threw three strikeouts as well. Boston College was unable to make a run this game, and ended the day with a score of 0-4.
Game 1 of Saturday saw the Eagles get on the board first in the top of the first with a run from Ellie Mataya. Nebraska then started out the bottom of the first with a strikeout, followed immediately by two runs. Nebraska would go on to score three more runs, and BC would only manage one more run by Mataya at the top of the seventh, ending the first game against Nebraska 2-5. CC Cook pitched all six innings with four strikeouts.
The second game on Saturday was against Iowa again, where the Eagles were able to score the first run of the game in the top of the third. Freshman Sarah Stocker scored off and errant Nebraska throw, but her getting on base was from her first-career hit. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Iowa responded in the same inning with three of their own runs. Iowa then scored their fourth run, final run of the game, at the bottom of the fifth. In the last two innings, pitcher Susannah Anderson was relieved by Haley White, who made her first-career appearance throwing one hit and two strikeouts.
The Eagles were back again this morning, facing Nebraska in the rain to earn their only win of the tournament. Anderson pitched all seven innings this game, allowing only two hits and throwing six strikeouts. Gianna Boccango got the Eagles their first run with a solo home run hit over the center field wall in the bottom of the third. BC’s second and final run came from Ellie Mataya, who made it home on Djhane Valido’s single.
The Boston College Eagles head to Columbia, South Carolina this weekend, Feb. 21-23, for the Gamecock Invitational. The first game is on Friday at 3pm versus South Carolina.