March 6, 2015
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Unable to take advantage of junior Lauren Hynes’ strong pitching performance against Pittsburgh’s high-powered offense in a 1-0 loss, the Boston University softball team ended the first day of the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Spring Break Classic with a 6-1 loss to the host Eagles on Friday night.
The ACC’s Panthers (17-2) entered the early afternoon matchup batting .360 and having outscored opponents, 123-48. In one of her best performances ever in the circle as a Terrier, Hynes (0-3) went all seven innings and held the Panthers to four hits with one unearned run that occurred in the top of the fourth on a two-out infield error. She tallied five strikeouts without allowing a single walk.
Savannah King (10-0) though was up to the task as well for Pittsburgh, using 94 pitches for the shutout win. She scattered five hits with both Hynes and freshman Emma Wong collecting two apiece. The Terriers (0-12) had a runner in scoring position in the second, sixth and seventh with just one out each time but were unable to get the timely hit against King.
In the nightcap, the Eagles (12-11) jumped out with three runs in the bottom of the first against freshman Sydni Overly (0-4) and added three more in the middle innings. Wong recorded her first career RBI on an infield single during the seventh, but the Terriers were unable to mount a rally against Ashley Dobson (4-2).
BU will continue the three-day event on Saturday (March 7) at 10 a.m. against LIU Brooklyn and will follow with Quinnipiac at 12:15 p.m.