Immediate Release: April 18, 2004
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Softball defeats conference-leading Boston 7-1 for the first time in school history
VESTAL, N.Y.---Senior pitcher Michelle Weeks (Bunnell, Fla./ Flagler Palm Coast) allowed one run on four hits and struck out nine batters, leading Binghamton (12-14-1, 5-5 AE) to a 7-1 win over Boston (17-23, 5-1 AE) on Sunday afternoon in the final game of an America East Conference weekend series. The victory marks the first time in 11 tries that the Bearcats have defeated the Terriers.
Binghamton got a run in the top of the first inning when junior designated hitter Marisa DeStasio (Bethlehem, Pa./ Freedom) scored on a wild pitch. Boston, however, tied the game in the bottom of the second inning when Brittany Detwiler singled home a run.
In the top of the fourth inning, junior center fielder Jessica Dima (Staten Island, N.Y./ Port Richmond) crushed a two-run double into center field to put the Bearcats ahead 3-1. One inning later, DeStasio singled home a run and sophomore second baseman Nicole Vittelo (Olean, N.Y./ Olean) drilled a three-run home run to extend the lead to 7-1.
As for Weeks, she did not allow a walk and after the second inning and retired 15 of the final 17 batters. Her record improved to 4-7. Detwiler took the loss for Boston, dropping her record to 4-8.
Binghamton travels to Colgate on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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