Release: April 10, 2011
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BU softball defeats Albany 4-3 in eight innings
drives in game-winning run with walk-off sacrifice fly
Box Score: Binghamton 4, Albany 3 (8
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Freshman shortstop
Bump drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom
of the eighth inning, leading Binghamton (13-11, 4-2 AE) to a
4-3 win over Albany (12-18, 5-1 AE) in an America East softball
game on Sunday afternoon at the East Gym Field. The victory concluded
the Bearcats' three-game conference series against the visiting
Great Danes and marked the second extra-inning game the two squads
played this weekend.
Senior first baseman Stephanie
DeLuca singled to start off the bottom of the eighth inning
and junior Briana
Andrews was sent in to pinch run for her. Freshman Anna
Blessing doubled down the left field line, sending Andrews
to third base. That set the stage for Bump, whose fly ball into
right field was deep enough to allow Andrews to score the winning
DeLuca and Andrews each homered earlier in the game. DeLuca's
solo shot in the fourth inning tied the game at 1-1 and Blessing's
two-run home run in the sixth inning put Binghamton up 3-1. Albany,
however, tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning
on a two-run home run by Andrianna Walraven.
Freshman pitcher Demi
Laney started the game, going the first seven innings. Sophomore
Marsteller took over in the top of the eighth inning and
retired the side, improving her record to 4-5. Albany starting
pitcher Brittany MacFawn went all 7.1 innings and was tagged
with the loss, dropping her record to 7-5.
Both DeLuca and Blessing finished the game 2-for-4. DeLuca also
scored a game-high two runs and improved her batting average
to a career-best .328.
In addition to her game-winning sacrifice fly, Bump finished
the game 1-for-3. Sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips went 1-for-2 but also drew a pair of walks for the
second time in three games against Albany. Her batting average
remains at a conference-best .500 for the season.
Binghamton returns to action on Thursday at 3 p.m. with a home
doubleheader against Colgate.
NOTES: DeLuca, who now has four home runs this season,
finished the series against Albany 4-for-9 (.444) ... Blessing,
who also has four home runs and is now hitting .308, recorded
her fourth multiple-hit game of the year ... the 7.0 innings
pitched by Laney represents her career-high.