Release: April 9, 2011
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BU softball drops conference doubleheader against Albany
lose 4-3 in opener and 8-0 in second game
Game 1 Box Score: Albany 4, Binghamton
3 (8 innings)
2 Box Score: Albany 8, Binghamton 0 (5 innings)
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Brittany MacFawn
saved the first game and tossed a perfect game in the nightcap,
leading Albany (12-17, 5-0 AE) to a sweep of host Binghamton
(12-11, 3-2 AE) in an America East doubleheader on Saturday afternoon
at the East Gym Field. The Great Danes won the opener 4-3 in
eight innings and the nightcap 8-0 in five innings.
MacFawn retired all 15 batters she faced in the finale, recording
five strikeouts in the process. She is the first opposing pitcher
to record a perfect game against the Bearcats during their 10-year
NCAA Division I era and the first to throw a no-hitter against
them since Alyssa Struzenberg of Stony Brook on April 19, 2008.
Albany gave MacFawn a five-run cushion in the top of the first
inning. Kylie Apostolina doubled home a pair of runs and Melissa
Herndon had a two-run single during that frame. Andrianna Walraven
made it 6-0 in the second inning with a solo home run and the
Great Danes tacked on two more runs in the top of the third inning.
With the win, MacFawn is now 7-4 while junior pitcher Kristen
Emerling took the loss and is now 5-3.
In the opener, junior outfielder Meghan
Tucker broke open a 1-1 tie with a solo home run in the bottom
of the fifth inning. It was her third home run of the year.
Down to their last two outs in the top of the seventh inning,
the Great Danes scraped up a pair of runs. In the bottom of the
frame, however, Tucker struck again, singling home the tying
run and forcing extra innings.
Herndon led off the top of the eighth inning with a solo home
run and Albany sent in MacFawn to protect the lead. Although
the Bearcats loaded the bases, MacFawn got out of the jam to
notch her first save of the season.
Brittany Schweiger improved
to 4-7 with the victory while sophomore pitcher Rhoda
Marsteller, who went the full eight innings, dropped to 3-5.
Tucker, senior catcher Deannie
Plemon and senior first baseman Stephanie
DeLuca each had a pair of hits in the first game. Sophomore
Phillips drew a pair of walks and scored a run.
Binghamton and Albany conclude their three-game series on Sunday
NOTES: Plemon, who ranks second on the team with 22 RBI,
now has six multiple-hit games this season ... DeLuca has four
multiple-hit games in Binghamton's last nine contests.