Release: April 30, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BU softball swept at Stony Brook in America East doubleheader
holds Bearcats to five hits in 3-0 , 6-1 sweep
Game 1 Box Score
2 Box Score
STONY BROOK, N.Y.-- Colleen Mathes
fired a three-hit shutout in the opener and Taylor Chain belted
a grand slam in the finale, leading Stony Brook (19-24, 5-9 AE)
to a sweep over visiting Binghamton (20-19, 8-5 AE) in an America
East softball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at University
Field. The Seawolves won the first game 3-0 and the nightcap
Stony Brook went to work in the first inning of the opener, taking
a 1-0 lead when Bernadette Tenuto smacked an RBI double which
scored Jessica Combs. The Seawolves then added another run in
the third as Combs knocked in Lauren Maloney with an RBI single
to left. Stony Brook tacked on a third run in the fifth when
Alyssa Hawley scampered home on a fielding error.
Mathes, who improved her record to 12-15, struck out nine batters
and issued only a pair of walks. Junior Kristen
Emerling took the loss and is now 7-6. Two of the three runs
she allowed were unearned.
Junior outfielder Meghan
Tucker went 2-for-2 in the first game.
Chain, meanwhile, capped a six-run bottom of the fifth inning
of game two with a two-out grand slam. Hawley and Combs drove
in the other two runs.
The lone Bearcat run came when Tucker scored on a sacrifice fly
by freshman pinch hitter Demi
Laney in the top of the seventh inning.
Mathes shut down the Bearcats again in the second game, striking
out another nine batters and allowing just three walks. Sophomore
Marsteller was tagged with the loss and is now 8-9.
Sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips, who leads the conference with a .467 batting average,
went 0-f0r-2 during the doubleheader but drew three walks.
Binghamton and Stony Brook conclude their weekend series with
a single game on Sunday at noon.