Release: March 5, 2011
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BU softball sweeps pair of games at Stetson Tournament
blank Elon 2-0, knock off Tennessee State 4-2
Box score: Binghamton 2, Elon 0
score: Binghamton 4, Tennessee State 4-2
DELAND, Fla.-- Junior pitcher
Emerling tossed a complete-game shutout in the opener and
sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips homered and scored twice in the nightcap, as Binghamton
(2-1) swept both games at the Stetson Softball Tournament on
Saturday. The Bearcats won 2-0 over Elon and 4-2 over Tennessee
"Our team did a good job all around today, head coach Michelle
Burrell said. "Kristen really threw well against Elon and
I thought we put together much better at bats than we did yesterday."
Emerling scattered seven hits, struck out four batters and issued
just a pair of walks in recording the second solo shutout of
her career. She was backed up offensively by freshman designated
Laney, who hit a solo home run in the second inning and Phillips,
who had a RBI single in the top of the seventh inning.
In addition, sophomore outfielder Shannon
Kane went 4-for-4 against Elon and scored a run. The four
hits is a career high for Kane, and is the highest single-game
total recorded by a Binghamton player since current senior catcher
Plemon accomplished the same feat against Hartford on April
Trailing 1-0 against Tennessee State, the Bearcats got the equalizer
in the bottom of the second inning on a solo home run by junior
third baseman Colleen
Whitaker. One inning later, Phillips blew the game open with
a two-run homer, increasing the lead to 3-1.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Phillips drilled a one-out
double down the left field line. She later advanced to third
base on a wild pitch and scored on a RBI ground out by Plemon.
Laney was the starting pitcher in the second game and collected
her first collegiate win by pitching the first four innings.
She allowed one run on three hits, struck out four batters and
did not surrender a walk.
Marsteller got the save against Tennessee State by going
the final three innings without allowing an earned run. She recorded
three strike outs.
Emerling and Laney are both 1-0 on the mound this season. Marsteller's
save was her first of the season.
Binghamton faces host Stetson at noon on Sunday in the championship
game of the tournament.
NOTES: After being held hitless in the opening day of
the Stetson Tournament, Phillips is now batting a team-best .556
(5-for-9) overall. Plemon now has a team-high four RBI ... after
just three games this season, the Bearcats have already hit five