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BOSTON – After honoring seniors Makinna Akers, Moriah Connolly, Rachel Levine and Gabi Martinez, the Boston University softball team completed the weekend sweep over Colgate with a 6-0 win on Sunday afternoon at home. With their 12th-straight Patriot League win, the Terriers improve to 21-25 overall and 12-3 in conference play.
Besides having family and friends in attendance, it was a memorable day for Connolly, as she broke the single season record for stolen bases at BU and moved within one of the Patriot League total with her 38th swiped bag. After pitching the final 11 innings yesterday, Akers collected her third win of the weekend by limiting the Raiders (12-28-1, 2-13 PL) to just six hits for her fifth shutout of the season.
Final Score: Boston University 6, Colgate 0
Records: BU (21-25, 12-3 PL), Colgate (12-28-1, 2-13 PL)
Venue: BU Softball Field – Boston, Mass.
WP: Akers (11-9, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB)
LP: Murray (2-6, 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB)
BU Leaders: Schanda (2-4 AB, RBI 2B, 2 R), Sahlinger (1-3 AB, 3-RBI 2B), Heinen (1-3 AB, 1 R, 1 RBI)
Gate Leaders: Rounsavill (2-3 AB)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Colgate collected a pair of one-out singles to start the game, but the defense ended the inning by catching a Raider in a rundown toward home.
- Senior Moriah Connolly led off with a single, stole second and scored on junior Jilee Schanda's RBI double to put BU ahead for good.
- After senior Gabi Martinez and junior Emma Wong both earned a walk to load the bases, junior Kaitlin Sahlinger followed with a bases-clearing double to extend the lead to 4-0.
- The Terriers added two runs in the fourth with the help of a single from sophomore Alex Heinen and defensive miscue by Colgate to help put the game away.
- Senior Makinna Akers went the distance for the ninth time this season with the help of three strikeouts to collect her 28th career victory in the circle.
- Having already clinched a berth for the Patriot League tournament, the Terriers will try to stay in contention for the top seed when they visit Bucknell next weekend (May 6-7) for a three-game series.
- Lehigh currently owns the top seed at 14-1 with the tiebreaker over BU (12-3 PL) following an earlier sweep against the Terriers at home.