April 22, 2017
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. –.Georgia Tech softball (14-32, 6-14 ACC) dropped a doubleheader, 6-2 and 4-2, to Boston College (25-18, 10-6) on a cold and rainy Saturday. The series finale is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
How It Happened
Game 1: Boston College 6, Georgia Tech 2
The Eagles capitalized on a bases loaded situation with a sacrifice fly to center to get on the board 1-0 in the first inning. Boston College added three insurance runs on two hits in the third to stretch its lead to 4-0 and tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth thanks to a two-run home run from Chloe Sharabba.
The Jackets broke through in the top of the sixth inning. Boston College made a pitching change as Jordan Weed entered the game. Jessica Kowalewicz led off the inning with a double to right center and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Samantha Pierannunzi. With one out Kendall Chadwick drew a walk and Malea Bell stepped into the box. Bell’s sacrifice fly to center scored Kowalewicz to put the Jackets on the board.
The Eagles made another pitching change in the top of the seventh when Kendra Friedt took over the circle. The Jackets rallied for another run in the inning thanks to a double from Colleen Darragh and an RBI-single up the middle from Pierannunzi. Chadwick drew her second walk of the game to load the bases with two outs and the Eagles re-entered their starting pitcher, Jessica Dreswick, to face Bell, who flew out to left to end the game.
Dreswick (18-10) earned the win throwing a total of 5.1 innings with no runs on four hits. Anderson (6-12) suffered the loss after pitching 3.2 innings with six runs on four hits.
Game 2: Boston College 4, Georgia Tech 2
The Eagles got a hot start in game two with four runs on three hits in the opening stanza. Tech got one of those back in the top of the second. Katie Krzus led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ellebracht. A single smoked through the right side by Chisholm scored Krzus from second.
Tech cut Boston College’s lead in half, 4-2, when Pierannunzi lifted her 10th home run of the season to opposite field to lead off the sixth inning.
Starter Jenna Goodrich (5-10) suffered the loss after allowing the four runs. Brooke Barfield entered the game in the first and scattered just three hits in six innings with two strike outs to hold the Eagles.
Dreswick (19-10) earned the win, pitching a complete game with two runs on six hits.
“I thought Brooke Barfield did a great job in the circle for us today,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We faced a very good pitcher from Boston College today and we hit her fairly well. We just need to string some things together.”
– Bell, Darragh and Kowalewicz doubled in game one and it marked Tech’s 17th game this season with at least two doubles
– Ellebracht caught her ACC-leading 16th runner caught stealing in game two
– Tech turned its 20th double play of the season in game two
– Chisholm went 3-for-3 in game two
– Chadwick drew three walks on the day
– Kowalewicz totaled three hits on the day with a run
– Pierannunzi went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI
For the latest information on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, follow us on Twitter (@GaTechSoftball), Instagram (@GaTechSoftball), Facebook (Georgia Tech Softball) or by visiting www.ramblinwreck.com.