STORRS, Conn. - Boston College's Ally Frei fired five innings of shutout ball as the Eagles topped the University of Connecticut softball team, 5-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Burrill Family Field. With the setback, UConn falls to 15-28, while Boston College jumps to two games over .500 at 21-19.
Senior RHP Lauren Duggan took the ball for her 17th start of the season and was tagged with the loss after surrendering five runs (four earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings. Chelsea Eckert tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief without allowing a baserunner.
Frei grabbed her 15th win after holding the Huskies to just one hit in her 5.0 innings of work. Jordan Dreswick finished off the game with two shutout innings.
The Eagles put two runs on the board in the top of the first, taking advantage of a pair of Husky errors. With the bases loaded and no one down, Jordan Chimento lifted a sac fly to right, plating Megan Cooley. On the play, the throw from the outfield skipped away and allowed Jessie Daulton to scamper home with the Eagles' second run of the afternoon.
The Huskies threatened in the home half of the first after Alyssa Gardea slipped a two-out double past the outstretched glove of the third baseman but Frei was able to escape the jam after getting Alyson Ambler to strikeout on a rising fastball.
Frei settled into a groove in the middle innings, retiring 11-straight batters between the second and fifth.
Boston College tacked on three insurance runs in the sixth after pounding out five hits in the inning. After junior C Jacklyn Dubois picked up an unassisted caught stealing, the Eagles connected for three-straight hits, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Annie Murphy.
In the setback, Gardea picked up her 12th extra-base hit of the season. The double also marked her sixth two-bagger of the season after combining for just four doubles in 2013 and 2014.
The squad returns to the diamond on Thursday, April 23 when it travels to Fairfield, Conn. to take on the Stags. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. ET.
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