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BC Softball Falls to Georgia Tech in First ACC Series, 1-2

The Eagles lost their first ACC series this past weekend but will be heading to Louisville next weekend hoping to improve their standing.

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The Eagles dropped their first game in the Georgia Tech series this Friday 0-6, but came back strong the next day, winning 6-0 to return the favor. Unfortunately, the Eagles were unable to maintain their momentum and lost this afternoon 1-3, ending the series with just the one win.

The first game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, where Georgia Tech was able to capitalize on an error to make a run, followed by a two-run home run. In the following inning, Georgia Tech hit a second home run and scored again. Susannah Anderson, who had pitched the first four full innings with four strikeouts and allowed five runs was relieved in the bottom of the fifth by Haley White, who gave one run on two hits. Peyton Schnackenberg pitched the sixth, but the game would remain 0-6 at the end of the top of the seventh.

Saturday’s game began in a similar fashion, with no score until the fourth inning. This time, however, Boston College would be the first (and only) on the board. Ellie Mataya scored first when she stole home, and in the next play, pinch-runner Britney Richardson made it home as well. At the top of the sixth, the Eagles loaded the bases before Gianna Boccagno homer over left field for a grand slam, bringing Djhane Valido, Kristin Giery, and Emme Martinez home with her. The final score was 6-0, with Anderson pitching five strikeouts and giving up no runs. Valido also made eight assists in the field, a season-high.

Georgia Tech opened the scoring in the first inning this morning, and then scored two more runs in the bottom of the third. The Eagles tried to rally in the top of the fourth with a home run from AJ Alatorre, but this would be the only run, leaving the final score a loss of 1-3. CC Cook relieved Anderson after four innings, finishing the game with one strikeout and no hits.

The Eagles head to Louisville, Kentucky next weekend, Friday March 13 through Sunday March 15 to face the Louisville Cardinals in their next ACC matchup.