1: Boston 4, Binghamton 2
2: Boston 3, Binghamton 2
VESTAL, N.Y.--For the second time in as many days, Binghamton
(16-17, 6-8 AE) dropped a doubleheader to conference-leading
Boston (23-19, 15-1 AE) in an America East Conference doubleheader
on Monday. The Bearcats lost the opener 4-2 as well as the nightcap
Binghamton sophomore pitcher Michelle Weeks (Bunnell, Fla./
Flagler Palm Coast) got off to a sizzling start, striking
out the first nine batters she faced. She would wind up with
13 for the game. The Terriers, however, got on the board in the
top of the fourth inning when junior outfielder Abbey Pauley
reached on an infield bunt and would later score on a fielder's
The Bearcats appeared to take control of the first game in the
bottom of the sixth inning when senior third baseman Jen Richardson
(Wellsville, N.Y.) doubled home sophomore designated hitter
Marisa DeStasio (Bethlehem, Pa./ Freedom). Richardson
would later score from third base while the Terriers were attempting
to pick off junior outfielder Jessica Dima (Staten Island,
N.Y./ Port Richmond), who was on first base at the time.
Up 2-1 in the top of the seventh, the Bearcats saw things unravel
when the Terriers scored three unearned runs to go up 4-2. Sophomore
pitcher Julie Henneke started off the inning with a bunt and
wound up reaching third base courtesy of two Bearcat miscues.
She would later score on a fielder's choice to tie the game.
Boston then went ahead for good on a RBI single by freshman third
baseman Josey Mendez followed by a RBI double by senior pitcher
In the nightcap, Pauley scored on a sacrifice fly in the first
inning and Mendez had a RBI double in the second inning as Boston
jumped out to a quick 2-0 advantage. Henneke then scored on an
error in the fifth inning to stretch the lead to 3-0.
wouldn't go quietly, coming up with two runs in the bottom of
the seventh. Sophomore second baseman Marybeth Yerdon (Lacona,
N.Y./ Sandy Creek) drilled a two-run double to left field
to trim the deficit to 3-2. The Bearcats had runners at second
and third with two outs, but were unable to score again.