Softball team splits doubleheader at Hartford as Weeks tosses seventh complete-game shutout

For the third time in as many starts, sophomore pitcher Michelle Weeks (Bunnell, Fla./ Flagler Palm Coast) pitched a complete-game shutout, leading Binghamton (13-12, 4-4 AE) to a split against America East foe Hartford (6-15, 5-6 AE) in a conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The visiting Bearcats won the first game 3-0 before dropping the second game 1-0

After shutting out Albany on Tuesday and Colgate on Wednesday, Weeks (8-2) held the Hawks to just three hits while striking out 11 batters and not allowing a walk. It marked her seventh complete-game shutout of the season and lowered her ERA to a microscopic 1.00. She has now struck out 87 batters in 77.0 innings. Binghamton got only four hits for the game but made the most of their opportunities by plating two runs in the third inning and an insurance run in the sixth inning.

Things were different, however, in the second game Hartford scored the only run of the contest in the bottom of the second inning. Junior pitcher Shannon Fleishman (Bath, N.Y./ Haverling) pitched valiantly for the Bearcats, going all six innings while holding the Hawks to just three hits. Binghamton, however, could not score the equalizer. Junior outfielder Leigh Ann Savidge (Binghamton, N.Y./ Seton Catholic) and senior third baseman Jen Richardson (Wellsville, N.Y.) each had two hits in the second game.

Binghamton and Hartford conclude their four-game series with an noon doubleheader on Sunday.

Game 1: Binghamton 3, Hartford 0

Game 2: Hartford 1, Binghamton 0

Binghamton travels to Hartford for a four-game series against the Hawks, starting Saturday at noon.


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