Release: April 28, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BU softball swept at Syracuse in doubleheader
holds Bearcats to four hits in 5-0 , 4-0 sweep
Game 1 Box Score
2 Box Score
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Jenna Caira fired
a two-hit shutout in the first game and tossed six scoreless
innings in the nightcap, leading Syracuse (33-11) to a doubleheader
sweep against Binghamton (20-17) in non-conference softball action
on Thursday afternoon at the SU Softball Stadium. The Orange
took the opener 5-0 and the finale 4-0.
Caira, who is now 24-9 this season with a 1.53 ERA, struck out
eight batters and did not issue a walk in the first game. She
was backed up offensively by Hallie Gibbs, who smacked a two-run
home run in the bottom of the first inning and Lacey Kohl, who
had a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Junior pitcher Kristen
Emerling took the loss and is now 7-5.
Gibbs opened the scoring in the second game with a RBI double
in the bottom of the third inning. Jasmine Watson made it 3-0
with a two-run double in the fifth inning and Stephanie Watts
finished the score by singling home a run in the sixth inning.
As for Caira, she struck out 11 batters and allowed just a pair
of hits in the second game. Sophomore pitcher Rhoda
Marsteller was the losing pitcher and is now 8-8.
Binghamton heads to Stony Brook for a weekend series, starting
with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Bearcats and Seawolves
conclude the series with a single game at noon on Sunday.
NOTES: Sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips went 1-for-3 in the nightcap and now has 50 hits
and 100 total bases this season. She ties the program's Division
I era record for hits in a season, which was set by Rose Barre
in 2006 and tied by current senior catcher Deannie
Plemon last season. Binghamton's all-time record for hits
in a season is 55, by Mollie Lehman in 1997. With 100 total bases,
Phillips is just seven away from tying the all-time program record
which she set last year. Plemon had 102 total bases in 2010 and
ranks second all time ... senior first baseman Stephanie
DeLuca went 1-for-2 and reached base twice in the second