April 17, 2013
CHESNUT HILL, MASS. -
The Providence College softball team (15-23-1, 2-9 BIG EAST) defeated Boston College, 7-4, on Wed., April 17 in Chesnut Hill, Mass. The Friars have posted a 9-1 record against non-conference teams outside of tournament play this season. The game also puts Providence ahead 28-27 against the Eagles in the teams' series history.
Providence started the game with four runs in the first inning. Freshman Kiarra Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) drew a walk off Eagle's pitcher Chelsea Dimon, and eventually reached home after a wild pitch. Deep into the line-up sophomore Kristie Dederick (Camarillo, Calif.) brought in three more runs off a homerun to left center with two outs (4-0). Dimon was replaced by freshman pitcher Stephanie Lord to start the second inning.
Both teams went scoreless for the following two and a half innings before Boston College brought in two runs off junior pitcher Emily O'Keefe (Southington, Conn.). O'Keefe was replaced by freshman Kiara Amos (Malden, Mass.) with two outs in the inning. Amos allowed two runs off two doubles and a single before she got out of the inning (4-4). She was replaced by senior Corinne Clauss (Davie, Fla.) to start the fifth inning. Clauss recorded five strikeouts and held the Eagles at four runs in the final three innings.
Senior Jessie Bryant (Marlborough, Mass.) drove in one run in the fifth off a single up the middle to put the Friars back on top, 5-4.
PC scored another two runners in the sixth inning to extend the lead to three runs (7-4). Sophomore Shanelle Harrell (Irvine, Calif.) and Dederick each singled to get on base to start the inning. Two batters later, junior Marie Flego (Little Silver, N.J.) drove in Harrell off a single to center field. During the next at bat, sophomore Sarah Kitterman (Houston, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Dederick.
Dederick went 2-2 on the day off one homerun, two runs and three RBI. Dederick is currently tied for first on the team with a .356 batting average off 42 hits, and leads the team with 32 RBI. Bryant finished the game with three hits, one run and one RBI.
The Friars will return to BIG EAST play when they host the Georgetown Hoyas for a three-game series April 20-21. On Saturday, April 20, the teams' will play a doubleheader starting at noon. The final game will take place on Sunday, April 21 at noon.
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