Immediate Release: April 9, 2004
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Softball drops doubleheader at Maine 2-0 and 2-1
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ORONO, Maine--Despite a pair of strong pitching performances, the Binghamton softball team (9-11, 2-2 AE) lost a pair of pitching duals to Maine on Friday in an America East Conference doubleheader in Orono. The Bearcats lost the opener 2-0 before falling in the nightcap 2-1.
The Black Bears took advantage of two Binghamton miscues in the first inning of the opening game, scoring the only two runs of the game. Sophomore pitcher Katie Hansen (Westtown, N.Y./ Minisink Valley) allowed no earned runs, struck out seven batters and allowed seven hits, but took the loss which dropped her record to 5-6 on the season. Binghamton was held to five hits in the first game. Junior first baseman Marybeth Yerdon (Lacona, N.Y./ Sandy Creek) went 2-for-3 with a double.
In the nightcap, Maine struck early again with a run in the top of the first inning. The Black Bears then took advantage of a Bearcat error in the fourth inning to go up 2-0. Binghamton came back in the sixth inning as junior center fielder Jessica Dima (Staten Island, N.Y./ Port Richmond) doubled home sophomore second baseman Nicole Vitello (Olean, N.Y./ Olean) to trim the deficit to 2-1. The Bearcats, however, were unable to get the tying run home. Senior pitcher Michelle Weeks (Bunnell, Fla./ Flagler Palm Coast) allowed two runs (one of which was unearned) on five hits and struck out six batters but got tagged with the loss, dropping her record to 3-5 on the season. Dima and Vitello each had two hits as Binghamton outhit Maine 7-5.
Binghamton and Maine conclude their three-game series on Saturday at noon.
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