Release: May 13, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BU softball finishes third at AE Tournament
defeat UMBC 3-2 before falling to top-seeded Boston 7-0
Score: Binghamton 3, UMBC 2
Score: Boston Univ. 7, Binghamton 0
BOSTON, Mass-- April Setterlund
drove in six runs, leading top-seeded Boston University (34-17)
to a 7-0 win over third-seeded Binghamton (23-23) in an elimination
game at the America East Softball Tournament on Friday afternoon
at the Terrier Complex. Earlier in the day, the Bearcats staved
off elimination with a 3-2 win over UMBC (25-26).
Setterlund opened the scoring with a RBI single in the top of
the first inning and had a two-run single four innings later.
It was her three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning,
however, that proved to be the biggest blow of the game.
On the mound, Holli Floetker, scattered just three hits, struck
out seven batters and did not issue a walk in recording the complete-game
shutout. Her record improved to 14-4 while sophomore pitcher
Marsteller was tagged with the loss and is now 10-10.
In Binghamton's first game of the day, junior outfielder Meghan
Tucker homered and scored a pair of runs as the Bearcats
stayed alive in the tournament. It marked the first-ever America
East Tournament win for the Bearcats, who are making their debut
in the event.
Tucker led off the top of the fourth inning with a home run to
tie the game at 1-1. In the bottom of the frame, however, Lauren
O'Malley singled in the go-ahead run for the Retrievers.
In the top of the sixth inning, freshman shortstop Jessica
Bump and Tucker led off with back-to-back walks. Bump later
tied the game by scoring on a wild pitch and Tucker plated the
eventual winning run on a sacrifice fly by senior first baseman
Marsteller got the win while fellow sophomore Kate
Price tossed a pair of scoreless innings to nail down her
program-record fifth save of the year. The loss went to Stephanie
Weigman, who is now 16-15.
NOTES: Tucker, who now has six home runs this season,
hit safely in all three games of the America East Tournament
... Boston University and Albany will square off for the America
East crown on Saturday at noon. The Great Danes beat the Terriers
4-1 in Friday's first game.