March 23, 2018
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Boston College (11-15, 2-3) used a perfect game in the circle and a late comeback to sweep Virginia (9-21, 1-7) in Friday’s doubleheader.
The Eagles took game one of the day, 8-0, in five innings before scoring five times in the final two innings to take game two in 10-6 fashion.
GAME ONE | BOSTON COLLEGE 8 – VIRGINIA 0 (5)
Jessica Dreswick fired a perfect game in the circle to lead Boston College to an 8-0, run-rule victory in game one of the doubleheader. The right-hander was dominant in the five-inning game, striking out seven of the 15 batters she faced. Dreswick (8-8) needed just 57 pitches, 44 of which were strikes, to pick up the victory.
The Eagles scored five runs in the second inning to break the game open. All five runs came with two outs as Boston College strung together three hits and a walk before the Cavaliers could end the frame.
Boston College would tack on a run in the third before scoring twice in the fifth to hit the run rule. A walk and an error put two aboard in the final inning before two singles plated a pair of runs.
Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) was charged with the loss for Virginia. Osherow (4-10) allowed three runs, two earned, on one hit in the start.
GAME TWO – BOSTON COLLEGE 10 – VIRGINIA 6
The Eagles once again jumped out to an early lead in game two, plating three runs on five hits in the opening inning.
This time, the Cavaliers found their footing at the plate against Dreswick, answering with three runs of their own in the top of the second. A walk and a single set the table for Osherow to double to left center field, clearing the bases and pulling Virginia within 3-2. An error would allow Osherow to score and level the game at 3-3.
Boston College would regain the lead in the bottom half on a triple and throwing error. The Eagles made it a 5-3 game in the third on a pair of walks, hit batter and single.
Once again, the Hoos responded, hanging another three-spot on the board in the fourth. With two on and two out in the inning, Kate Covington (McLean, Va.) lifted a triple over the right fielder’s head, plating a pair to tie the game. She would score a batter later on Allison Davis‘ (Oak Hill, Va.) single to left, giving Virginia a 6-5 lead.
A miscue in the fifth turned the game, as Boston College capitalized to score a pair of runs and retake the lead. After a leadoff single, the Eagles put two aboard as a ground ball was fielded cleanly but indecision allowed all runners to advance safely. Three walks would aid Boston College in scoring two runs without another hit. The Eagles iced the doubleheader sweep with three in the sixth, scoring on four hits in the inning.
Tabby Dabney (Mechanicsville, Va.) was charged with the loss. Dabney (0-6) worked 1 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on two hits.
Allyson Frei (3-7) earned the win in relief for Boston College. She worked 3 1/3 innings, allowing just a single run out of the bullpen.
Virginia and Boston College will conclude the series on Saturday (March 24). First pitch has been moved to 11 a.m. against the Eagles due to the threat of rain in the afternoon.