May 4, 2018
BRIGHTON, Mass. – Georgia Tech softball (27-24, 12-10 ACC) fell to Boston College (29-21, 12-9 ACC) 8-6 in extra innings on Friday night in the series opener.
How it happened:
The Jackets made it onto the board early in the first inning. After seniorDraven Sonnon drew a walk to lead off the game, freshman Cameron Stanford sent her eighth dinger of the season over center field to put Tech up 2-0.
The score stayed at 2-0 heading into the top of the fourth. Sophomore Crosby Huckabay led off with a walk and with one out on the board, freshman Lilly Hooper followed suit to put runners on first and second. Freshman Breanna Roper sent a hard single up the middle, plating Huckabay and a throwing error on the Eagles brought home Hooper, landing Roper at third. Senior Kelsey Chisholm singled through the left side to score Roper and move the tally to 5-0.
Senior Emily Anderson held Boston College scoreless through the first four innings but the Eagles came alive in the bottom of the fifth. Boston College loaded the bases with a walk, a single and a hit by pitch. A triple to right field plated three to bring the score to 5-3. Another single brought the Eagles within one at 5-4.
The Jackets responded in the top of the sixth following a pitching change from the Eagles. With one out on the board, senior Malea Bell knocked her second home run of the season over left center to push the score to 6-4 in favor of the White and Gold.
The Eagles evened the score in the bottom of the seventh. Anderson hit a batter to put one on base and a two-run home run tied the game at 6-6 to send it into extra innings.
The teams battled it out at 6-6 through the top of the 10th. Boston College doubled to put a runner on base and the home run over center field scored the winning runs for the Eagles in the bottom of the 10th. Anderson pitched all 10 innings and was landed with the loss.
The Jackets continue the series with the Eagles on Saturday at 1 p.m.