Softball team 4-0 after routing Boston College

The Texas softball team capped a dominant performance in the season-opening Texas Classic with a 9-1 victory over Boston College on Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field.

The 16th-ranked Longhorns have rolled to a 4-0 record under new coach Mike White, with three run-rule victories. Texas outscored its opponents 32-3 in the four games as the pitching staff allowed just 10 hits and secured two one-hit shutouts.

UT wasted no time taking control Sunday, putting up eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by sophomore catcher Mary Iakopo’s two-run homer.

Freshman pitcher Shealyn O’Leary gave up a homer to Gianna Boccagno in the top of the second, but that was all the damage Boston College could do as O’Leary allowed only four hits while striking out four through four innings.

Junior Miranda Elish pitched a perfect inning in relief, striking out one. Elish also went 2-for-3 and scored a run.

Kaitlyn Slack’s double was the only other extra-base hit for the Longhorns. Janna Roberts, Kaitlyn Washington and Shannon Rhodes stole bases, and Rhodes contributed a sacrifice fly.

In other Texas Classic games Sunday, Northwestern State beat Boston College 9-5 before falling to Boise State 2-1.