For Immediate Release: May 12, 2011
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BU softball loses 2-1 to Albany in opening round of AE Tournament
Great Danes secure walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning

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BOSTON, Mass-- Katie Wambold singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving second-seeded Albany (26-21) a 2-1 walk-off win over third-seeded Binghamton (22-22) in the opening round of the America East softball tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Terrier Softball Complex. With the loss, the Bearcats will play an elimination game against fourth-seeded UMBC on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Wambold, who finished the day 2-for-4, connected on a one-out single into center field, scoring Gina Mason on the play. It marked the second time this season that the Great Danes have defeated Binghamton in extra innings.

Making their first-ever appearance in the America East Tournament, the Bearcats got on the scoreboard right away. Freshman shortstop Jessica Bump led off the game with a double and scored three batters later on a sacrifice fly by senior catcher Deannie Plemon.

Two outs away from defeat, however, Albany tied the score on a RBI single by Adrianna Walraven in the bottom of the seventh inning. She finished the day 2-for-5 as her other single came in the decisive bottom of the ninth inning.

Brittany McFawn went the distance to improve her record to 14-6. Sophomore pitcher Rhoda Marsteller took the loss to drop to 9-10.

Freshman third baseman Mikala King went 2-for-2 and drew a walk

Sophomore outfielder Jessica Phillips reached base three times. She drew a walk in the first inning, was hit by a pitch in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning

NOTES: Earlier in the day, UMBC lost to top-seeded and host Boston University 9-1 in six innings. Boston and Albany square off in the winners bracket on Friday at 11 a.m.

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