Feb. 24, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. - Concluding the Citrus Classic, the Boston University softball team dropped a 5-1 decision to the Big 10's Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Limited to three hits, the Terriers drop to 1-4, while the Badgers improve to 10-1 after claiming an earlier 6-4 victory over Georgia Southern.
Making her third start of the weekend, senior Whitney Tuthill (1-2) went six innings, allowing four earned runs while recording two strikeouts against one walk. Junior Brittany Clendenny tallied two hits, and freshman Haley King recorded her first career hit, which led to a run scored in the fifth on an RBI groundout by senior Emily Roesch.
Wisconsin earned three-game sweeps against both BU and Georgia Southern, winning the six contests by a combined score of 38-9. Completing the sweep, Meghan Mcintosh (2-1) went the distance, recording eight strikeouts with one walk.
After both the Badgers and Terriers stranded a runner at third in the first two innings, Wisconsin took the lead for good with three runs off four hits in the bottom of the third.
BU tried to respond in the following inning with Clendenny reaching third after a single and two passed balls. However, Mcintosh recorded the strikeout to get out of the jam.
With Tuthill keeping the deficit at three, the Terriers finally broke through for a run in the fifth. King singled up the middle and advanced to second following junior Jayme Mask's walk. The two runners moved an extra base off a passed ball with just one out.
The Badgers though limited the damage to one run by inducing a Roesch' groundout and fly out to left by junior Megan Volpano
. Mary Massei then pushed the lead back to three by leading off in the bottom of the fifth with a home run over the right field fence.
Claiming a win over defending Southern Conference champion Georgia Southern during the Citrus Classic, the Terriers will remain on the road and next travel to the University of Arizona to participate in the Wildcat Invitational on March 1-3.