Baltimore, MD—Visiting Binghamton University scored a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning and junior hurler Katie Hansen shut the door in the bottom of the inning as the Bearcats (7-15, 1-6 America East) earned a split of a doubleheader with a 3-1 extra-inning win in game two. The host UMBC Retrievers (20-19-1, 4-3 America East) won game one, 2-1.
Binghamton took advantage of wildness on the part of UMBC junior hurler Lauren Nicholson (9-12) in the eighth. Nicholson, who did not walk a batter and struck out 9 Bearcats, hit both Jessica Dima and Nicole Vitello to start the inning. After a sacrifice bunt by Devin Glezen advanced the runners, Marybeth Yerdon laid down another sacrifice, scoring Dima from third. With two outs, Chrissy Semon singled down the right field line to plate Vitello.
Hansen retired UMBC in order in the eighth to give Binghamton their first league win of the year.
UMBC took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, when senior third baseman Kristie Pickeral singled home Kali Shirk from second base. But Binghamton tied the contest in the top of the second, as Glezen homered to right centerfield.
In game one, UMBC junior pitcher Amy Sadowl (7-3) tossed a complete game four-hitter. UMBC scored single runs in the first and second innings, as Shirk doubled to lead off for UMBC, and, two batters later, scored on a Patty Egan (3-6) wild pitch. In the second, sophomore Heather Bennett hit a two-out double, which plated second baseman Ashlea Underwood, who reached on an error.
Binghamton cut the lead in half in the fifth inning on a two-out RBI single by Marisa DeStasio. But Sadowl shut the door in the sixth and seventh as UMBC won for the fourth time in five outings.