Release: May 8, 2011
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BU softball gains split against Boston University in season finale
win opener 8-7, drop nightcap 7-4
Game One Box Score
Two Box Score
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior outfielder
Tucker went 5-for-8 with a home run and four RBI and freshman
designated hitter Demi
Laney smacked a three-run home run, highlighting the Binghamton
softball team's split against first-place Boston University (31-16,
14-4) in the final America East conference doubleheader of the
season for both teams. The Bearcats (22-21, 10-7 AE) rallied
to win the opener 8-7 before dropping the nightcap 7-4.
Binghamton heads into its first trip to the America East Conference
Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will start the four-team, double-elimination
event against No. 2 Albany on Thursday. The top-seeded Terriers,
meanwhile, will host the tournament and square off against No.
4 UMBC. Game times have yet to be determined.
In the opening game on Sunday, Tucker got the Bearcats on the
board with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.
Sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips scored three batters later on a RBI groundout by
senior first baseman Stephanie
From there, however, the Terriers reeled off seven unanswered
runs to go up 7-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.
Binghamton then responded with six runs in the frame to go up
8-7. DeLuca doubled in the first run and Laney belted her three-run
shot three batters later. Freshman shortstop Jessica
Bump tied game on RBI double and sophomore outfielder Shannon
Kane scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
Sophomore pitcher Kate
Price retired the side in the top of the seventh inning to
pick up her fourth save of the season. Sophomore pitcher Rhoda
Marsteller got the win to improve to 9-9 while Holli Floetker
was tagged with the loss and is now 12-4.
Tucker finished the first game 2-for-4 with a home run and a
double. Senior catcher Deannie
Plemon went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
Phiilips started the scoring in the nightcap with her conference-leading
14th home run of the season, putting Binghamton up 1-0 in the
bottom of the first inning. The Terriers got a pair of runs in
the top of the fourth inning but in the bottom of the frame,
Tucker connected on a two-run single, putting the Bearcats ahead
It was the top of the fifth inning, however, which prove decisive
in the second game. The Terriers plated four runs, highlighted
by a two-run double by Amy Ekart.
Tucker trimmed the deficit to 6-3 on a RBI double in the bottom
of the sixth inning but Boston got an insurance run in the top
of the seventh inning.
Whitney Tuthill went the distance to improve her record to 10-6.
Laney, who pitched the last 3.2 and took the loss. Her record
is now 3-1.
Freshman second baseman Lisa
Cutrona went 2-for-3 in the second game and scored twice.
NOTES: Laney has now homered in two of the past three
games ... Phillips also finishes the regular season as the America
East's leading in batting (.444).