April 6, 2006
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Holy Cross softball team dropped a doubleheader with Boston College this afternoon in non-conference action at Shea Field, losing the first game by a score of 12-0 and the second game by a score of 3-1. The Crusaders fall to 4-15 overall, while the Eagles improve to 14-15.
In the first game, the Eagles were led by Ashley Obrest who went two-for-three at the plate with a two-run double and a two-run homer. Britney Thompson earned the win as she pitched four scoreless innings on two hits, while junior Sheena Stangler (Bremerton, Wash.) took the loss as she allowed seven earned runs in three innings. Senior Heather Johnson (Wrentham, Mass.) and sophomore Amanda Webster (Kenmore, N.Y.) each had singles for the Crusaders.
In the second game, after the first two innings went scoreless, the Crusaders took a 1-0 lead in the third when senior Megan Lally (Lake Forest, Calif.) hit a RBI double driving in junior Beth Richard (Fitchburg, Mass.). The Eagles answered back in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-1 lead, as Jenna Macchi hit a solo home run and Danielle Pandolfo hit a two-run homer. That would be all the runs that Boston College would need as Savana Lloyd gave up one run on seven hits in six innings to earn the win, while senior Marsha Babcock (Ridgefield, Conn.) received the loss with three runs allowed in four innings.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, when they host Patriot League opponent Lafayette in a four-game series at Freshman Field. Each doubleheader will start at noon.