Syracuse Still Searching for Runs After Back-To-Back Losses to Boston College

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 4:48 pm by Sports Editor

By Tom Russo

CitrusTV Softball Beat Reporter

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Orange finished yesterday’s match with three runs on five hits, specifically no runs on one hit off Camryn Dolby.  Today, Dolby once again silenced the SU bats.

Dolby tossed all six frames as Boston College (10-16, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) beat Syracuse (9-18, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) in the run-rule shortened 10-2 win.

The Orange tallied both theirs runs in one inning once again. This time, Syracuse put up two runs in the first on Neli Casares-Maher’s sacrifice fly and a RBI triple from Toni Martin.

The rest of the way though was all Dolby as she only allowed four more baserunners over the next five innings.  Martin would account for the only other Orange hit with a double in the sixth.

One critical difference from yesterday’s contest was Sophie Dandola did not pitch like Alexa Romero did. Dandola couldn’t find the strike zone, giving up seven runs through one and one-thirds innings.

The first BC run came in the first inning on a wild pitch and a passed ball by catcher Gianna Carideo.

In the second frame, Dandola started with a quick fly out and ground out. But, the next eight Eagles would reach base, including six consecutive hits leading to six runs for Boston College.

Dandola gave the ball to Miranda Hearn, who allowed one more run before ending the frame with a strikeout.  All-in-all, Boston College picked up seven runs on eight hits to blow the game open in the second.

An RBI double and RBI single off Hearn in the sixth would send everyone home an inning early.

Syracuse will now look to avoid the sweep in the third game tomorrow at noon. ǀ @TomRusso24