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For Immediate Release: April 7, 2009
Contact: Matt Muzza (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Meadows late homer, Suker's no-hitter highlight BU sweep
Bearcat softball defeats Coppin State twice, 4-3 and 8-0

BU 4, Coppin State 3
BU 8, Coppin State 0

Baltimore, Md. - Senior Sandy Meadows hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh in game one and junior Cyrilla Suker threw a no-hitter in game two to highlight Binghamton's (5-20) doubleheader sweep of Coppin State (4-16) on Tuesday. The Bearcats won game one 4-3 and game two 8-0.

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh in the opener with a runner on first, Meadows crushed an inside-the-park home run down the left field line in spacious Randazzo Park. The blast gave the Bearcats the lead and the eventual game-tying, and winning runs.

Freshman Meghan Tucker was then able to close out the game in the bottom of the seventh and earn the win for BU. Tucker threw a complete game for Binghamton, allowing six hits and striking out six.

In the nightcap, Suker was dominant in the circle for BU, throwing her first career no-hitter. The junior pitched six innings in the mercy-rule shortened game. Suker allowed one walk in the second inning, barring her from achieving the perfect game. After the walk, she retired the final 14 batters in order.

Suker also struck out 10 batters in the game and at one point fanned five in a row.

Meadows again provided the firepower offensively for BU, hitting a triple with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to give the Bearcats a 5-0 lead. Meadows finished with five runs batted in on the day.

Binghamton will next play a conference doubleheader at UMBC on Wednesday.

Notes: Suker's no-hitter was only the second ever for Binghamton since moving to the Division I level prior to the 2002 season ... Michelle Weeks was previously the only Bearcat to accomplish the feat, throwing a five-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 win over Hartford on April 3, 2004.

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