For Immediate Release: April 11, 2009
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Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton softball drops two to Maine in AE home opener

Maine 5, BU 3
Maine 9, BU 0

Vestal, N.Y. - Maine (25-18, 6-5 AE) swept a doubleheader at Binghamton (5-25, 0-10 AE) on Saturday afternoon by scores of 5-3 and 9-0. The two teams will play the third game of the series at noon tomorrow.

Binghamton led 2-1 after the second inning but was outscored 4-1 the rest of the way in the first game of the day.

The Black Bears plated three runs in the sixth inning on the strength of home runs by Terren Hall and Courtney Gingrich.

Maine's Ashley Kelly earned the win for the Black Bears in game one by pitching four innings of relief.

Binghamton's Meghan Tucker was 2-for-2 with two doubles and two walks to highlight the Bearcat offense in the opener.

Sandy Meadows and Deannie Plemon each also had two hits for the Bearcats.

The second game of the day belonged to Maine's Jenna Balent as the senior pitched her third consecutive complete game shutout.

Balent allowed only two hits and improved to 7-3 on the season. She received solid offensive support from her teammates as well as Maine collected nine runs on 16 hits.

Maine's Stephanie George went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs batted in and teammate Kristen Calvetti was 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

Binghamton and Maine will meet again at noon tomorrow.

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