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AMANDA BILE’S SEVENTH INNING HOMERUN LIFTS UMBC SOFTBALL OVER BINGHAMTON, 3-2
Baltimore, Md. – Sophomore starting pitcher Amy Sadowl (2-4) allowed no earned runs in seven innings of work to lead fourth-seeded UMBC (6-12) to a 3-2 upset over top-seeded Binghamton (6-3) this morning at the UMBC Softball Stadium. With the victory, the Retrievers advance to the championship game against #2 Fordham.
UMBC got on the board early after Bearcat starter Katie Hansen walked leadoff hitter Amanda Bile, who later scored on an RBI-single by freshman Kelly Claar. The Retrievers added another run in the second behind freshman Gina Olivieri’s first career homerun.
Sadowl kept the Bearcat bats quiet until the sixth inning, when Leigh Ann Savidge singled and scored on a single by Nicole Vitello. In turn, Vitello scored on a sacrifice fly by Jessica Dima.
In the final inning, Bile led off with a solo homerun – her first of the season – to put UMBC up for good, 3-2.
Game 11: #2 Fordham – 3 vs. #3 St. Francis (PA) – 0
Game 12: #1 Binghamton – 2 vs. #4 UMBC – 3
Game 13: #1 Binghamton vs. #3 St. Francis (PA) 12:15 (Consolation)
Game 14: #2 Fordham vs. #4 UMBC 2:15 (Championship)