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Bearcats swept at UNLV Tournament

LAS VEGAS, Nev.The Binghamton softball team ran up against some stiff competition in the opening day of the UNLV/Eller Media Stadium Classic on Saturday. The Bearcats (2-5) lost 8-4 to DePaul (13-4) in the opener and 13-3 to New Mexico State (12-6) in a five-inning nightcap.

Down 8-0 in the opener against DePaul, the Bearcats struck back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Sophomore outfielder Sydney Harbaugh delivered the big blow with a three-run double. Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee drove in the other run with a RBI double.

Binghamton left two runners on base when the game ended two innings later.

Kirsten Verdun fanned 10 batters en route to the complete-game victory. Her record improved to 8-2. Senior pitcher Demi Laney was tagged with the loss, dropping her record to 2-2.

Chaffee went 2-for-3 against the Blue Demons.

New Mexico State also put the Bearcats in an early hole, scoring six times in the top of the second inning. Haley Nakamuras two-run single was the key hit during that frame.

Binghamton answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning. Freshman Gabby Bracchi scored on a throwing error and freshman Bridget Hunt drew a bases-loaded walk.

In the top of the fourth inning, however, Staci Rodriguez blew the game open with a grand slam, boosting the Aggie lead to 10-2. One inning later, Rodriguez struck again, belting a two-run home run. It was part of a three-run inning that stretched the lead to 13-2.

Binghamton got a run back in the bottom of the frame on a RBI double by sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan. The Bearcats, however, left a pair of runners on base when the game ended.

Celisha Walker raised her record to 3-3 with the win. Freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger fell to 0-3 with the loss.

Senior second baseman Jessica Bump went 3-for-3 and scored twice against the Aggies. It marked the seventh time in her career that she has recorded a three-hit game.

Binghamton faces Seton Hall on Sunday at noon EST in its final game at the UNLV/Eller Media Stadium Classic.

NOTES: The three RBI for Harbaugh against DePaul represents her career high  against DePaul, Hunt extended her hitting streak to five games. That streak ended against New Mexico State  Bracchi finished the day 2-for-5 with a hit in each game. Freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner also hit safely in both games.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)

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