For Immediate Release: April 28, 2011
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BU softball swept at Syracuse in doubleheader
Orange holds Bearcats to four hits in 5-0 , 4-0 sweep

Game 1 Box Score
Game 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 game.

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