Release: May 12, 2011
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BU softball loses 2-1 to Albany in opening round of AE Tournament
Danes secure walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning
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
Bump led off the game with a double and scored three batters
later on a sacrifice fly by senior catcher Deannie
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.