Softball No. 23 rides explosive fifth inning to 7-0 win over Bucknell

BOSTON – Brought to attention by second year students Kasey Ricards With 12 strikeouts and a pair of two-out, two-RBI singles in the fifth, No. 23 nationally ranked Boston University softball earned a 7-0 home victory over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon.

With their 26th straight home win and fifth 7+ run performance in six games, the Terriers improve to 38-4 and 10-0 in Patriot League play, while the Bison fall to 15-23 (6-7 PL). Ricard (19-3) allowed just two hits without a single walk and became the third Terrier in program history to record at least 12 shutouts in a season.

At the plate, BU took advantage of six senior walks Kayla Roncin And Kate Pryor collecting two RBIs each. Roncin went a perfect 3-for-3 while graduating Caitlin Coker finished 2-for-4 with a run scored.


  • After leaving a runner on base in each of the first two innings, BU had three consecutive singles, but the Bison kept the game scoreless by throwing out a Terrier trying to score from second.
  • Highlighted by three strikeouts in the third, Ricard threw 4.2 perfect innings before allowing a single to right, but quickly responded with another strikeout.
  • The Terriers took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning with seven runs on three singles, five walks and a fielding error.
  • Roncin led off with a walk with one out and eventually scored off the freshman By Kylie Doherty RBI grounder.
  • After sophomore year Brooke Deppiesse loaded the bases with a walk, Pryor went up the middle on a 3-2 pitch for the 3-0 lead.
  • Roncin came back to the plate after an error by Bucknell and senior Lauren Keleher’s RBI walked to drive a ball to right center for the second two-run hit of the inning.
  • Ricard added three more swinging strikeouts to seal the victory.


  • Teams will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Sunday (April 21) starting at noon