Softball Drops Doubleheader to Boston College
April 18, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State softball team dropped just its second and third home games of the season on Friday, as the Boston College Eagles swept a doubleheader against the Wolfpack at Dail Stadium. The squad is now 21-3 in home contests this season.
The Eagles (25-18, 9-10 ACC) won a pitchers’ duel in the first game, 2-0, before taking a 6-2 decision in the second game of the twin bill.
Boston College struck early in game one after Megan Cooley, the squad’s leadoff hitter, singled to start the game and scored on a single to center field from Alana DiMaso to take a 1-0 lead. Jordan Weed added a solo homer in the top of the seventh for the only offense provided in the contest.
Both starting pitchers’ turned in stellar performances, but BC’s Nicole D’Argento was slightly better as she held the Wolfpack (28-13, 12-6 ACC) scoreless through seven innings. NC State’s starting pitcher Emily Weiman also threw a complete game with the only blemish in her stats the runs scored in the first and seventh inning.
State took a 1-0 lead in the second game of the doubleheader as Grant hit a solo home run in her first at-bat. It was her fourth time facing D’Argento on the day, as the Eagles elected to start the same pitcher in game two. Grant smashed a 2-1 pitch over the fence in left field for her second round-tripper of the season.
Courtney Mirabella started the second game for the Pack and did not allow a runner to get past first base in the first three innings. The Eagles were able to figure the freshman out in the fourth as they scored three runs on two hits in the inning to take the lead 3-1.
Boston College added two more runs in the fifth and one in the seventh to extend its advantage to 6-1. Tate’s homer in the bottom of the seventh made the score 6-2 which was the final tally.
NC State will return to action on Saturday, April 19 at noon for the series finale against Boston College.