Release: April 18, 2011
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BU softball defeats UMBC 10-1 in five innings
goes 3-for-3, scores twice and drives in a pair of runs.
Box Score: Binghamton 10, UMBC 1 (5
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Junior outfielder
Tucker went 3-for-3 with two runs and a pair of RBI, leading
Binghamton (17-12, 6-3 AE) to a 10-1, five inning victory at
UMBC (20-18, 5-7 AE) in an America East softball game on Monday
afternoon. With the win, the Bearcats take the three-game conference
series after splitting a doubleheader on Sunday.
Binghamton is off to its best start in conference play since
joining the America East prior to the 2002 season. The Bearcats
are tied with Boston University for second place, two games behind
"We did a great job picking up where we left off yesterday,"
head coach Michelle Burrell said. "Everyone contributed
offensively and they did a really good job at the plate today."
Tucker, meanwhile, recorded her second three-hit game of the
season and fourth of her career. Her two runs tied a career high
and she drove in at least two runs for the third time this season.
Down 1-0 in the top of the second inning, the Bearcats scored
three times. Senior first baseman Stephanie
DeLuca led off with a home run and Tucker scored on a RBI
single by freshman shortstop Jessica
Bump. The other run came courtesy of a UMBC fielding error.
The Retrievers' miscues continued in the top of the fourth as
they committed three more errors that led to five Binghamton
runs. Tucker bunted in a run during that frame and later scored
on a two-run single by senior catcher Deannie
Binghamton iced the game with two more runs in the top of the
fifth inning. Tucker doubled in the first run and Bump drove
in the final run on a sacrifice fly.
Sophomore pitcher Rhoda
Marsteller raised her record to 7-5 with her third straight
decision while Stephanie Weigman fell to 13-10 with the loss.
Six of the runs scored by the Bearcats were unearned.
Fellow sophomore pitcher Kate
Price tossed a scoreless fifth inning and has not allowed
a run in her past six innings in work.
Freshman second baseman Lisa
Cutrona also scored twice against UMBC. She has hit safely
in her past four games and has scored six runs during that span.
Binghamton heads to Maryland for a doubleheader against the Terps
on Tuesday at 5 p.m. It will mark the Bearcats' first trip to
College Park since the home team won 5-3 on March 19, 2005. At
the time, Burrell was in her final season as the Terps' top assistant
NOTES: Plemon finished the series against UMBC 4-for-9
(.444), homered once, scored three times and drove in five runs.
She now has 32 RBI for the season and continues to be the program's
career leader with 111 RBI ... sophomore outfielder Jessica
Phillips, who leads the conference with a .506 batting average,
went 1-for-2 and drew a walk. She finished the weekend 5-for-8
(.625) and also homered ... Deluca went 4-for-10 against UMBC
(.400) with two home runs and four RBI. Phillips leads the America
East with 12 home runs and 38 RBI. Plemon and DeLuca are tied
for second on the team with six home runs each.