April 14, 2013
Box Score | L. Hynes' Postgame Comments
Saturday doubleheader recap (photo gallery incl.)
BOSTON - Earning its first three-game win streak of the season, the Boston University softball team completed a sweep over UMBC at home with a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon. Outscoring the Retrievers by a margin of 13-2 for the weekend, the Terriers improve to 14-20-1 and 5-4 in the America East standings.
Freshman Lauren Hynes (3-4) collected her second win against UMBC (8-32, 1-11 AE), allowing five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings of work while tallying five strikeouts. Earning her second save of the season, senior Whitney Tuthill recorded the final out in the sixth with runners on the corners and gave up a harmless solo home run in the seventh.
Junior Jayme Mask and Hynes both had two hits apiece, as the Terriers finished with six total against Heather Brown (5-15). Mask hit an RBI single in the third and led off the sixth with another single before scoring on an RBI double by junior Amy Ekart. Senior Emily Roesch went up the middle to plate Ekart to add an insurance run for BU.
The Retrievers had their opportunities, loading the bases in the first and third innings. However, on both occasions, Hynes induced an infield pop up to get out of the jam.
BU got on the board first in the bottom of the third. Junior Chelsea Kehr earned a lead-off walk, and sophomore pinch runner Kendra Meadows stole second. After advancing to third on a grounder, she scored on Mask's single.
In the top of the sixth with a one-run deficit, UMBC had runners at first and second after two singles and a strikeout. Facing a 2-1 count, Kayla Martinez launched the next pitch toward center, and Mask was in perfect position for the out. Tuthill then relieved Hynes and got a ground out to second to keep BU ahead.
The Terriers will return to action on Tuesday (April 16) at Bryant with first pitch set for 4 p.m.