Syracuse Bats Disappear Again in Loss to ACC-Worst Boston College

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:25 pm by Sports Editor

By Tom Russo

CitrusTV Softball Beat Reporter

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – It was a new venue but the same issue plaguing SU. The offense once again couldn’t generate hits as Syracuse (9-17, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) fell 4-3 to Boston College (9-15, 1-3), who entered the game in last place in the ACC.

The Orange had only five hits throughout the contest, starting with a single in the first inning that got erased by a double play.

Six of the seven runs came in the second inning, including all three for Syracuse. In that frame, the Orange picked up three hits and a walk in order to drive in one run. They’d pick up two more unearned runs following a Boston College error.

Syracuse would only get one more hit the rest of the game, a leadoff double in the fourth, amounting to nothing.

After SU’s three-run burst in the second, the Eagles replaced Susannah Anderson with Camryn Dolby. She allowed just two Syracuse batters to reach base through three innings, Alex Acevedo on the fourth inning double and a walk to Neli Casares-Maher in the fifth.

Alexa Romero matched Dolby stride for stride.  The senior stranded a Boston College baserunner each inning to keep the game even heading into the seventh.

The final inning took a turn when Dolby walked both Alicia Hansen and Bryce Holmgren before hitting Casares-Maher to load the bases. But Toni Martin struck out with all the chips on the table, unable to produce the much-needed sixth hit of the day.

Romero broke in the bottom of the seventh, giving up a leadoff walk and a single before the game-winning walk-off single to Emme Martinez.

Romero would finish with a pitch count of 122 in six and one-third innings.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow for game two of the three game set at 1:00 p.m. ǀ @TomRusso24