Release: April 19, 2011
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BU softball swept by Maryland in doubleheader 5-0 and 3-2
goes 2-for-5 with two doubles, Plemon drives in pair of runs
Game 1 Box Score
2 Box Score
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Kerry Hickey
fired a three-hit shutout in the opener and Nikki Maier singled
in the winning run in the eighth inning of the nightcap, leading
Maryland (30-13) to a doubleheader sweep over Binghamton (17-14)
in non-conference softball action on Tuesday evening at Taylor
Stadium. The Terps won the first game 5-0 before securing a 3-2
walkoff win in the finale.
Maryland came into the evening with a RPI rating of No. 31, the
highest ranked opponent that Binghamton has faced this season.
The last time the two squads met in 2005, current Binghamton
head coach Michelle Burrell was in her final season as the Terps'
top assistant coach.
Hickey improved her record to 12-6 by striking out 10 batters
and not issuing a walk. The Terps got all their runs in the bottom
of the first inning. With only two hits in that frame, Maryland
was aided by a pair of Bearcat errors which resulted in all five
runs being unearned.
Sophomore pitcher Rhoda
Marsteller took the loss and is now 7-6.
In game two, senior catcher Deannie
Plemon broke the scoring drought for Binghamton with a two-run
single in the top of the first inning. She now ranks second on
the team with 34 RBI this season and has a school-record 113
for her career.
Maryland got a run back in the bottom of the first inning on
a RBI double by Marisha Branson. The Terps then deadlocked the
game in the bottom of the fifth inning on a double by Vangie
Galindo. Both Branson and Galindo finished the game with two
It was Branson who doubled again to lead off the bottom of the
eighth inning. She scored two batters later on the single by
Kendra Knight was the winning pitcher and is now 7-5. Sophomore
Price was tagged with the loss and is now 2-4.
Sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in the second
game. She also drew a walk. She continues to lead the America
East Conference with a .500 batting average. Phillips is also
tied with Plemon for the team lead with 10 doubles.
Binghamton heads to Longwood for a 1:30 p.m. doubleheader on
NOTES: Plemon has 12 RBI in the last six games. She has
driven in at least one run in each of those contests. Against
Maryland, Plemon hit safely in both games ... Phillips' two doubles
ties her career high, which she set against UMBC on April 2,
2010 ... Maryland is one of three teams from the ACC (Atlantic
Coast Conference), that Binghamton has faced during its 10-year
Division I era. The Bearcats have also met Virginia once and
NC State twice. The Terps are currently tied for the second place
in their conference (6-4).