Email This Page
UMBC SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH BINGHAMTON
VESTAL, N.Y.---Sophomore pitcher Katie Hansen tossed a two-hit shutout as Binghamton (11-12-1, 4-3 AE) split an America East Conference softball doubleheader against UMBC (20-23, 1-6 AE) on Wednesday afternoon at the East Gym Complex. The Bearcats won the opening game 7-0 before dropping the nightcap 2-0.
Hansen surrendered just one walk and struck out four batters in the opener to improve her record to 7-6 on the season. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Nicholson took the loss for UMBC as her record fell to 7-7.
The Bearcats wasted no time offensively in the first game as sophomore shortstop Rose Barre homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning. It was her fourth home run of the season. Senior catcher Jessica Chellis and junior center fielder Jessica Dima each had two RBI in the win.
In the nightcap, however, sophomore pitcher Amy Sadowl turned the tables on Binghamton by tossing a five-hit shutout. She allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter. The Retrievers had only two hits in the second game but took advantage of a Bearcat error in top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. In the top of the sixth inning, freshman designated hitter Kelly Claar belted her sixth home run of the season to extend the lead to 2-0.
Sadowl improved her record to 7-7 on the season while senior pitcher Michelle Weeks took the loss despite only allowing two hits and one earned run. Her record fell to 3-6.
Binghamton will travel to UMBC later this season for a doubleheader, with only the front end counting for America East standings.
UMBC returns to action tomorrow when they play against league rival Maine at 4 p.m. The series against the Black Bears will continue on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.