Softball set to take on defending America East Champion Binghamton; Series moved to UMBC

Softball set to take on defending America East Champion Binghamton; Series moved to UMBC

Baltimore, Md.—Due to expected inclement weather in the Binghamton area, the UMBC and Binghamton three-game series has been moved to UMBC. Binghamton will remain the designated home team in all three matchups. The doubleheader on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m., while the series finale on Sunday will begin at noon.

UMBC (16-17, 1-2 AE) won three of four at home in mid-week doubleheaders against Coppin State and Brown. The Retrievers swept the Eagles on Tuesday before splitting with Ivy League foe on Wednesday.

Junior third baseman Kaelin Jackson (Export, Pa/Franklin Regional) picked up her 100th career hit on Tuesday, while senior shortstop Bridget O'Malley (Baltimore, Md./Seton Keough) picked up 150th on Wednesday. O'Malley leads the team with a .435 average, while sophomore first baseman Carly Lesko (New Milford, N.J./New Milford) leads the team in both home runs (10) and RBI (32).  Jessica Holte (Ashland, Va./Atlee) heads the pitching staff with an 8-6 record and a 4.20 ERA.
 

Scouting the Bearcats (16-9, 3-0 AE)

The defending America East tournament champions travel to Baltimore on a hot-streak, winning eight in a row, including 13-0 and 15-1 five inning drubbings of Niagara in their home opener on Thursday.

Pitchers Sarah Miller and Cara Martin have seen the bulk of the action in the circle this season. Miller is 8-5 and threw a five-inning no-hitter on Thursday, while Martin is 4-2 with a 2.85 ERA. Jessica Rutherford paces the potent Bearcat offense with three home runs and 26 RBI.