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Weigman Wins 20th as Retrievers Defeat Binghamton, 6-1
Stephanie Weigman has set a number of single-season records in 2009, including wins, strikeouts and complete games.
VESTAL, N.Y.—Sophomore hurler Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) became the first pitcher in UMBC history to win 20 games in a season, leading the UMBC softball team (31-17, 9-6 AEC) to a 6-1 victory over America East rival Binghamton (5-30, 0-15 AEC) Wednesday afternoon at East Gym Field. The win completed a three-game sweep, as the Retrievers took two games from the Bearcats on April 8.
Weigman (20-12) broke a tie with pitching coach Lauren Nicholson, who set UMBC’s single-season wins record at 19 in 2006. The sophomore struck out 11, one shy of her career high, and allowed just two hits in the victory.
Sophomore second baseman Lauren Brummell (
An inning later, back-to-back walks and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third, and Brummell delivered a two-run single to give the Retrievers a four-run advantage.
The Bearcats scored their lone run in the fourth on a leadoff homer by catcher Deannie Plemon.
Junior right fielder Emily Thompson (Niagara Falls, N.Y./Niagara Falls) – who now has six hits in her last 10 at-bats – led off the sixth with a single to set the table for junior catcher Amanda Page (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia/Monroe CC), who launched her third home run of the season over the left field fence to account for the 6-1 final.
Cyrilla Suker (2-14) suffered the loss for
The Retrievers return to action this weekend when they head to Stony Brook to take on the league-leading and defending America East champion Seawolves in a three-game series.