STORRS, CT (April 21, 2002) The University of Connecticut softball team dropped a doubleheader to Boston College on Sunday afternoon at the UConn Softball Field. The Huskies fell in the first game, 3-1, and in the second game, 1-0.
With the losses, UConn falls to 10-29 overall, with a 3-13 mark in the BIG EAST, while BC elevates itself to 20-22 on the season and 9-5 in the BIG EAST.
The Eagles put up an early 3-0 lead with a run in the first and two more in the second, before the Huskies attempted a comeback with a run in the fourth.
Freshman Asleigh Campen (Rougemont, NC) started off the inning with a single to left field and advanced to third off a single down the right field line by sophomore Jessica Bigos (Fall River, MA), who moved to second on the throw to third. Junior Barb Cook (Conklin, NY) attempted a sacrifice bunt that put her on first and moved Bigos to third, but got Campen out at home. Sophomore Maggie Arbogast (Ambler, PA) then stepped up and singled to left field, scoring Bigos and moving Cook to second. Freshman Jen DAngelo (Wyomissing, PA) followed the hit up with a single of her own through the right side to load the bases, but the three runners were left stranded when junior Elisa Brinkworth (Amherst, NY) grounded out to the shortstop.
UConn held BC scoreless throughout the rest of the game, but the Huskies were able to tally only one more hit after that, despite the fact that they out-hit the Eagles, six-to-five, for the game.
Cook took the loss on the mound to fall to 7-15 overall while striking out five batters, and giving up only one earned run, as the Huskies committed four errors throughout the game. BC starter Kim Ryan picked up the win to move to 8-11, while reliever Tekae Malandris picked up her second save of the year after pitching the final 1.2 innings.
At the plate, Bigos and DAngelo both went two-for-three, while Bigos also scored a run. For BC, five different players accounted for its five hits.
In the second game, Husky starter Claire Hesson (Kennebunkport, ME) pitched 3.1 innings of no-hit ball before BC got its first hit of the game. It was, however, a solo home run over the left center fence that scored the Eagles only run of the game.
Hesson took the loss, falling to 3-12, despite striking out three batters and allowing only three hits. Malandris picked up the win to even her record out at 10-10.
Cook and freshman Mandy Schettini (Coxsackie, NY) had the Huskies only two hits in the second game. Jen Asbury led the Eagles with her home run.
The Huskies continue their home stand at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, with a single game against the UMass Minutewomen.