Saveriano delivers her 19th complete game of the season
April 30, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut softball team, took a 6-4 lead in the fifth, and held on to pick up a 6-4 win against Boston College Thursday at Burrill Family Field. UConn improved its record to 25-24, while the Eagles dropped to 13-34. For the Huskies, it marked their sixth consecutive victory at home and ended a stretch in which the team dropped four of their last six games.
Pitcher Kiki Saveriano earned her 15th win of the season, turning in a seven inning performance, allowing four runs (one earned) three walks, and striking out six. For Saveriano, it marked the 19th time in 28 starts that she has recorded a complete game.
Connecticut added to its lead in the bottom of the third when Jacklyn Dubois tagged a two-out double down the left field line to score to Guches and Audrey Grinnell. Lexi Gifford followed with base hit up the middle, plating Dubois, to give UConn a 4-0 lead.
Boston College cut into the UConn lead in the top of the fourth, capitalizing on an error from Duclos with two outs. Maria Pandolfo connected on a double to deep right center field to plate two Eagles. CJ Chirichigno then singled up the middle to bring the score to 4-3.
The Eagles tied the score in the fifth when Megan Cooley walked, stole second base, and scored on a double from Jessie Daulton that just got by the dive of Gifford. Saveriano was able to work out of further trouble, getting Tory Speer to strike-out swinging.
In the bottom of the fifth, Connecticut reclaimed the lead for good, picking up two runs on a homer from Dubois to left field. It marked the 6th home run of the year for the Huskies' catcher, which ties her with Grinell and Guches for second most on the team.
Chelsea Dimon (9-13) took the loss for BC, allowing six earned runs and seven hits in six innings of work.
UConn is back in action this Thursday, May 2nd at home when it will take on Boston University in a non-conference showdown. First pitch has been pushed back and hour and will be at 5 pm.