Release: March 13, 2011
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BU softball splits pair of game at final day of George Mason
(6-3) off to best start in 10-year Division I era
Box score: Binghamton vs. Cornell
score: Binghamton vs. George Mason
FAIRFAX, VA.-- Sophomore outfielder
Phillips and senior catcher Deannie
Plemon each drove in a pair of runs, as Binghamton (6-3)
gained a split in the final day of the George Mason Softball
Tournament on Sunday. The Bearcats downed Cornell (2-4) 2-1 in
eight innings but later lost 5-4 in nine innings to the host
Having gone 4-1 over the weekend, Binghamton is off to its best
start during its 10-year NCAA Division I era. The Bearcats went
5-3-1 through nine games of the 2004 season.
Phillips doubled home sophomore outfielder Shannon
Kane in the top of the first inning but Kristin Towne tied
the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The game went into the top of the eighth inning, when Phillips
grounded out but her hit enabled freshman shortstop Jessica
Bump to score the go-ahead run. The Big Red was unable to
tie the game in the bottom of the frame.
Junior pitcher Kristen
Emerling went the first four innings, allowing one run on
three hits and striking out six batters. The win, however, went
to sophomore pitcher Kate
Price, who threw four scoreless innings and allowed only
one hit. Her record improved to 1-0 while Elizabeth Dalrymple
of Cornell went the distance and her record fell to 1-2.
Kane finished 2-for-4 in the first game.
Plemon, meanwhile, singled home a run in the bottom of the first
inning and had a RBI double two innings later as Binghamton took
a 2-0 lead against George Mason in the second game. Freshman
pinch hitter Mikala
King made it 3-0 on a RBI single in the bottom of the four
The Patriots tied the game in the top of the sixth inning. Megan
Blank belted a two-run triple and later scored on a single by
In the bottom of the frame, the Bearcats took the lead back on
a RBI single by Bump. George Mason, however, forced extra innings
when Rachael Davies singled home the tying run in the top of
the seventh inning.
It was Davies who scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth
inning on a base hit by Emily Lafferty. Binghamton left the tying
run at first base when the game ended.
Stephanie Maher, who pitched the final five innings, improved
her record to a perfect 3-0. Price got tagged with the loss and
is now 1-1.
Bump was 2-for-4 in the second game, scored twice and had a RBI.
Binghamton returns to action at the James Madison Tournament