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April 20, 2010
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College softball team received an offensive lift on Tuesday afternoon from an athlete who is known more for her play one the ice than her play on the field. Ice Hockey star, and now softball sparkplug, Allie Thunstrom helped ignite the Boston College offense to a sweep over Boston University by the scores 5-0 and 2-1.
The wins improve Boston College to 14-25, while the losses drop Boston University to 23-17.
Thunstrom went 5-for-7 on the day with two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base.
In game one, Thunstrom started the Eagles off in the bottom of the first inning with a one-out single to third base. Senior Amy Tunstall followed Thunstrom with a two-run home run to right field to give BC a quick 2-0 lead.
Boston College extended its lead in the bottom of the fifth inning starting with a leadoff single by Thunstrom. Thunstrom scored later in the inning on a bases loaded walk by Brittany Wilkins to make the score 3-0.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Led by two Stephanie Murad home runs, North Carolina rolls Appalachian State, 6-2, on Wednesday at Anderson Stadium. Senior Danielle Spaulding pitched four no-hit innings and slammed a home run in the Tar Heel victory. The win advances North Carolina's record to 36-15 this season, with the Mountaineers falling to 22-20 on the year.
Murad, a senior first baseman from Greenville, N.C., notched her first multi-homer game of her career against the Mountaineers. The 2010 recipient of the Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award went 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs in the game and raised her batting average to .283 this season. Murad continues to stay hot in the month of April, she leads Carolina with a .381 batting average and 14 RBIs and is second on the team with five home runs in the 14 games this month.
Spaulding, a senior first baseman/pitcher from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., powered the Tar Heels in the circle and at the plate. In her 27th start this season, Spaulding pitched four scoreless innings and struck out six batters. For her efforts, Spaulding received the win and moved her record to 16-3 on the year. With the bat, the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the first inning of today's game.