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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2009
Contact: Matt Muzza (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Meadows walk-off double highlights Bearcat softball win
Boston U. wins opener 3-1, Binghamton wins nightcap 4-3

Boston U. 3, Binghamton 1
Binghamton 4, Boston U. 3

Vestal, N.Y. - Senior Sandy Meadows hit a walk-off double to drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh to lead Binghamton (7-35, 2-18 AE) to 4-3 win over second-place Boston University (37-16, 13-6 AE) on Saturday afternoon. Boston U. won the first game of the doubleheader 3-1.

"The whole team played well together today," head coach Ali Brian said. "We had great pitching and defense and timely hitting, and when that happens, you win."

Binghamton had trailed 3-0 in the nightcap before freshman Meghan Tucker knocked in sophomore Kelly Schuldt on a ground out in the third inning. Sophomore Deannie Plemon then followed that with a two-RBI single to left center to knot the game at 3-3.

The score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the seventh when freshman Chelsea Horne led off with a double off the right field wall. Two batters later Meadows crushed a ball into the gap in right center to plate Horne and give the Bearcats the win.

Freshman Kristen Emerling picked up the win in the circle for Binghamton, pitching a complete game and striking out a career-high six batters.

Horne, Plemon, and junior Shannon McLeese each had two hits for the Bearcats.

In game one, Boston U. jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Nora Militz hit a two-run home run in the top of the first.

Binghamton's Kelly Schuldt hit her sixth homer of the year in the following inning to cut the lead to 2-1. But Boston's Caitlin Rentler later hit a solo shot in the seventh to provide the Terriers with a 3-1 cushion, which they would hold on to.

Boston's Cassidi Hardy moved to 21-5 on the season with the win and fanned eight batters in the game.

Junior Steph Kolodziejksi was 2-for-3 for Binghamton.

Binghamton will host Boston University tomorrow at noon for the final game of the season for the Bearcats.

Notes: Meadows and Michelle Olivieri were honored before the game during the Bearcats Senior Day ceremony ... This doubleheader was a part of Binghamton's Think Pink Campaign to promote breast cancer awareness ... Meadows is now tied with Rose Barre (2003-06) for the school record for most career games played (166) ... Binghamton's win snapped a nine-game losing streak to Boston U.

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