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April 5, 1998

Notre Dame Softball Splits Doubleheader At Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Notre Dame's softball concluded its final BIG EAST road trip with a doubleheader split at defending BIG EAST champion Boston College on Sunday. The Eagles won the first game 3-2 in nine innings before the Irish scored the game's only run in the top of the seventh for a 1-0 win in the second game. Notre Dame improves to 18-17, 4-3 in the BIG EAST.

In the first game, the Irish took a 2-1 lead after the second inning and held the lead until the seventh when Boston College's Jennifer Perrotta led off the seventh with a solo homer to tie the score at two. After a scoreless eighth inning, the Eagles used a single, two sacrifice bunts and a single to score the winning run.

Kelly Nichols had given the Irish a 2-1 lead in the second with a two-run double to score Sarah Mathison and Kris McCleary. Freshman Jennifer Sharron took the loss for the Irish as she pitched all nine innings, allowing just three runs, two earned. Boston College's 1997 BIG EAST rookie of the year Mary Dietz pitched the final three innings to pick up the win.

In game two, both teams were scoreless through six innings until Tara King led off the top of the seventh with a double, went to third on a sacrifice and scored on an RBI single by McCleary. Freshman pitcher Melanie Alkire pitched six and two-third innings and scattered four hits before Nichols relieved her in the seventh with runners on first and second with two outs.

Nichols recorded her fourth save of the season and NCAA record 22nd of her career with one pitch to record the final out of the game. Alkire improved to 3-1 on the season with the win, her first win in BIG EAST games. Dietz took the loss for the Eagles, who dropped their first BIG EAST game of the year.

The Irish return to action on Wednesday, April 8, with a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader at Ivy Field against Purdue. Notre Dame opens its home BIG EAST schedule on Thursday, April 9, with a 4:00 p.m. doubleheader against Seton Hall.

   
Game One
Notre Dame       020 000 000   2-7-4
Boston College   100 000 101   3-8-3

Jennifer Sharron (LP 7-6) and Kris McCleary. Chris Vicari, Mary Dietz (7, WP 8-2) and Jennifer Perrotta.
2B- Sarah Mathison (ND), Kelly Nichols (ND).
HR- Jennifer Perrotta (BC).

Game Two
Notre Dame       000 000 1   1-5-1
Boston College   000 000 0   0-4-2

Melanie Alkire (WP 3-1), Kelly Nichols (7) and Kris McCleary. Mary Dietz (LP 8-3) and Summer Jarratt.
2B- Lisa Tully (ND), Tara King (ND).

Event Calendar

Delta

February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
2:30 PM
San Diego State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 12
12:00 PM
UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
February 17
1:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
12:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 19
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 23
6:30 PM
Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
9:00 PM
Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
3:30 PM
Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 12
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
NCAA Regionals
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May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
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May 21
TBA
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May 25
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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