CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A pair of unearned runs proved to be the difference on Friday (April 2) as Virginia (10-18, 6-14 ACC) dropped game three of the weekend series to Boston College (6-17, 2-10 ACC) by a score of 3-1 at Palmer Park.
Mackenzie Wooten (1-2) took the loss in relief, allowing three runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Only one of the three runs allowed by Wooten (Windsor, Va.) was earned in her 2.2 innings of work.
Susannah Anderson (4-9) picked up the win, working her second complete game of the series. She allowed the one run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Virginia took the lead by scoring first for the third consecutive game with a solo home run from Ashley Jennings (Forest, Va.) in the second inning. The Cavaliers then surrendered three unanswered runs as Boston College rallied to grab the win.
BC pushed a run home with a two-out single in the fifth inning to tie the game before taking the lead in the next inning. An error at first following a dropped third strike with two outs extended the inning for the Eagles who would then go on to load the bases before getting the two-RBI hit to take the lead.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• Ashley Jennings hit her first home run of the season, bringing UVA’s season total to 17 home runs.
• Jennings is now the sixth Virginia player to hit a home run this season.
• Mackenzie Wooten entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth and retired three straight batters to keep Virginia in the lead.
• Virginia has now scored first in eight of its last nine ACC games played.
FROM HEAD COACH JOANNA HARDIN
“Today’s game came down to execution. An error and a walk with two outs in the sixth inning turned into two runs and that was all Boston College needed. We started the game with quality at bats against Anderson; from my vantage point the aggressive swing execution dwindled as the game progressed. The game comes down to execution for a full seven innings and we lost today because we did not execute well enough. Fortunately, we get another opportunity to win the series Saturday afternoon. I would expect our team to come out hungry to win.”
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
Virginia and Boston College will conclude the series with a single game on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on ACCNX.