Softball Run Rules Boston College, 11-0

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Katie Marino and MK Bonamy each crushed three-run home runs, while Melissa Rochford and Ellie Richards added two-run doubles to lead Notre Dame to an 11-0 five-inning rout of Boston College Friday night at Melissa Cook Stadium. The Fighting Irish improved to 22-12 and 5-5 in the ACC, while the Eagles drop to 11-21 and 3-7.

Payton Tidd picked up the victory with 4.0 scoreless innings of work. She yielded just one hit and struck out one. Tidd upped her record to 13-5 on the season. Morgan Ryan tossed a scoreless inning of relief.

Key Innings

B1 | Notre Dame took advantage of a key Boston College defensive miscue to grab a 3-0 lead. Ali Wester opened the game with a single and moved into scoring position on Marino’s ground out. After Cait Brooks walked, Abby Sweet pulled a pitch down the third-base line that rolled right through the wickets of Eagles’ third baseman Gianna Boccagno. Wester cruised home on the error. Rochford pushed the lead to 3-0 with a two-run double to right centerfield. 

Melissa Rochford caps a three-run top of the first inning with a two-run double to right.

Irish 3, Eagles 0
Top 2#GoIrish

— Notre Dame Softball (@NDsoftball) April 5, 2019

B3 | Marino led off the frame with a single and moved into scoring position on a ground out. Sweet was plunked with a pitch to give Notre Dame runners on first and second. Marino and Sweet then executed a perfect double steal. After Rochford grounded out, Bonamy doubled the Irish lead to 6-0 with a mammoth home run to straightaway centerfield. 

Track… Wall… GONE!

MK Bonamy with a no-doubter to straightaway centerfield

*She knew it as well

Irish 6, Eagles 0
Top 4#GoIrish

— Notre Dame Softball (@NDsoftball) April 5, 2019

B4 | Notre Dame put the game away in its half of the fourth inning. Marino’s three-run long ball and Richards two-run double did the damage. 

Katie Marino officially blows it wide open with a 3-run YAYA…

Irish 9, Eagles 0
Bottom 4#GoIrish

— Notre Dame Softball (@NDsoftball) April 5, 2019

Up Next

Notre Dame continues its annual Strikeout Cancer weekend and ACC series with Boston College Saturday and Sunday. Action for both game two and three of the series begin at Noon. Saturday night will be the team’s annual Strikeout Cancer trivia night (visit to register) and Tatum’s Toss will take place on Sunday.

Admission to the remaining two softball games is free of charge. The weekend benefits pediatric cancer patients and their families in Indiana.
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