Immediate Release: May 4, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
sweeps softball doubleheader from Binghamton, 6-4 and 3-2
1: Cornell 6, Binghamton 4
2: Cornell 3, Binghamton 2
N.Y.--Senior shortstop Lauren May went 5-for-8, drove in six
runs and scored in the bottom of each of the seventh innings
to help Cornell (28-17-1) sweep Binghamton (10-25) in an non-conference
softball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the NiemandRobison
field. The Big Red won the opener 6-4 and the nightcap 3-2.
the opening game, with Cornell down 4-2 heading into the bottom
of the seventh inning the Bearcats looked as if they were going
to take the first game from the Big Red. Then May stepped to
the plate, with the bases loaded and one out she hit walk-off
grand slam to give Cornell the 6-4 win.
(Clarks Summit, Pa.) went 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBIs in the
game. Freshman Meghan
(Middleburg, N.Y.) had a home run in the game as well.
Freshman pitcher Jenn Meunier improved her record to 17-4 while
junior pitcher Katie
Hansen (Westtown, N.Y.) took the loss, dropping
her record to 6-11.
In the second game, senior first baseman Marybeth
Yerdon (Lacona, N.Y.). had a double in the
fourth inning scoring junior second baseman Nicole
Vitello (Olean, N.Y.) to tie the game up at 2-2. In the bottom
of seventh with the score still knotted at 2-2 and nobody out,
May scored from third on an infield single by Samantha Hare to
win the game for the Big Red.
Junior pitcher Whitney Smith improved her record to 10-9 while
freshman pitcher junior pitcher Patty
Egan (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) took the loss and
is now 3-9 for the season.
Binghamton plays its final series of the season at Vermont in
a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. and a single game on Sunday