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For Immediate Release: April 28, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton softball swept at Vermont 1-0 and 5-3

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior Aimee Kern threw a complete game shutout in the open and scored a pair of runs in the second game , leading Vermont (11-26, 4-13 AE) to a doubleheader sweep over visiting Binghamton (6-27, 2-14 AE) in America East Conference softball action on Saturday afternoon at Archie Post Field. The Catamounts won the opener 1-0 and then held on to win the second contest 5-3.

The opener featured a pitchers duel between Kern and sophomore pitcher Cyrilla Suker (Vooreheesville, N.Y.). Suker scattered one run on six hits and struck out six batters. The Catamounts, however, scored their only run of the game when junior Sarah Toczylowski singled home a run with two outs.

Kern held the Bearcats to five hits and struck out eight batters. Binghamton, however, left a pair of runners on base when the game ended.

Vermont jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the nightcap after three innings of play. Binghamton finally got on the board in the top of the sixth inning on a RBI double by senior catcher
Christina Quijano (Syracuse, N.Y.).

In the top of the seventh inning, the Bearcats pulled to within 5-3 as junior third baseman
Megan Quinn (Temecula, Calif) led off with a home run and senior outfielder Sara Eppolito (Manlius, N.Y.) doubled in a run. Binghamton had the tying run at the plate when the game ended one batter later.

Kern, who was the designated hitter in the nightcap, went 2-for-3. She finished the doubleheader by going 3-for-6 at the plate.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow, wrapping up the three-game set starting at noon.

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