Softball Falls to Boston College

March 11, 2016

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THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team (5-12, 1-3 ACC) fell 8-4 to the Boston College Eagles (15-9, 1-0) Friday afternoon in the Yellow Jackets’ ACC home opener.

How It Happened
In the bottom of the first, Samantha Pierannunzi drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on Kelsey Chisholm’s ACC-leading sixth sacrifice hit. Draven Sonnon reached on a Boston College error, and back-to-back singles by Jessica Kowalewicz and Katie Krzus scored Pierannunzi and Sonnon, giving Tech a 2-0 lead.

Boston College put up four runs in the top of the third to take a 4-2 lead. The Jackets got one of those back in the bottom of the fourth courtesy of a double off the bat of Maddie Lionberger and an RBI-single from Chisholm to bring her in.

The Eagles tacked on a run in the top of the sixth to go up 5-3, and added three runs in the seventh to take an 8-3 lead.

The Jackets loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with no outs thanks to back-to-back singles by Sonnon and Courtney Ziese, followed by a walk to Morgan Taylor. Tech pushed a run across after a Boston College miscue on a ball hit by Krzus to trim the Eagles’ lead to 8-4, but the Eagles held on for the win.

Emily Anderson (4-8) suffered the loss after throwing a complete game. Boston College relief pitcher Allyson Frei (9-5) earned the win.

“We have to play sharper,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We’ve got to execute in clutch hitting situations. I don’t think we were on our A game defensively and they capitalized on our mistakes today. I thought we did well at the plate and we made adjustments on their pitchers. We’ve got to come back tomorrow and be cleaner all the way around.”

Quick hits
The Jackets out-hit the Eagles 12-to-10
– Pierannunzi, Chisholm and Krzus each had two hits
– Sonnon scored two runs, while Pierannunzi and Lionberger also crossed the plate for Tech
– Chisholm, Ziese, Kowalewicz and Krzus each had an RBI

Up Next
Georgia Tech takes on Boston College in a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. to wrap up the series.

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