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Softball Splits Doubleheader with Binghamton
Lauren Brummell went 4-for-7 with a double and two runs on Sunday.
Senior second baseman Lauren Brummell (
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Junior catcher Angela Yannone’s (
Three straight two-out hits in the top of the fourth put the Bearcats on the board for the first time, but the Retrievers responded with two in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-1 lead.
Binghamton designated player Shannon Kane’s two-run single in the fifth made it 5-3, and catcher Deannie Plemon led off the sixth with a homer to left to pull the Bearcats to within one, but the Retrievers added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the inning for a 7-4 lead.
UMBC senior Stephanie Weigman (
Brummell went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, while Yannone went 2-for-4 and drove in four. Scroggin was on base in all four plate appearances, as she collected two hits and also walked twice.
Plemon was the only Bearcat with more than one hit, as she went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run.
The Retrievers managed just four hits while being shut out for the first time since March 4.
Left fielder Jessica Phillips, the reigning America East Rookie of the Year, and first baseman Stephanie DeLuca both homered in the third, chasing Weigman, and the Retrievers’ second error of the inning led to another unearned run to make it 4-0.
Plemon hit her second home run of the day in the fifth, a two-run shot, that put Binghamton on top, 6-0, and the Bearcats added two more in the sixth on Phillips’ two-run double.
Weigman (13-9) took the loss after surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits in three innings. Rhoda Marsteller (6-5) allowed just three hits in four innings to earn the victory. The Retrievers got just one runner to second base in the game.
Phillips went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs to pace the Bearcats at the plate.
The teams meet in the rubber match of the series Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at UMBC Softball Stadium.