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Binghamton Softball sweeps doubleheader with UMBC for 5th consecutive win

VESTAL, N.Y. – Sophomore catcher Taylor Chaffee and senior second baseman Jessica Bump each homered twice, powering Binghamton (12-10, 3-0 AE) to a sweep over UMBC (22-14, 0-5 AE) in an America East softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats held on for a 9-6 win in the opener before taking the nightcap 3-1.

With the two victories, Binghamton completes the three-game sweep over UMBC, having also won 6-2 on Saturday. In addition, the Bearcats now have a season-high, five-game winning streak.
As a team, the Bearcats hit .364 in Sunday’s sweep. They pounded out a season-high 12 hits in the first game and clubbed five home runs during the afternoon.

On the mound, senior Demi Laney notched her first save of the season in the opener and got the complete-game win in the finale. Her record is now 10-4.

“I thought we showed good composure,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “We had some clutch hits in the first game and played very well behind Demi in the second game.”

Chaffee hit both of her home runs in the opening game, marking the first multiple-home run performance of her career. Her first one was a two-run blast in the bottom of the fifth inning, which gave the Bearcats a 6-1 lead. Three batters earlier, Bump led off the inning with her first home run of the day.

UMBC, however, stormed back with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, trimming the deficit to 6-4. Danielle O’Neil, who also finished the first game with a pair of home runs, had a two-run shot during that frame.

Chaffee struck again in the bottom of the sixth inning, drilling a three-run home run to put the Bearcats up 9-4. That gave her a career-high five RBI.

Taylor Hall and O’Neil started off the top of the seventh inning with back-to-back home runs. Laney, however, retired three of the final four batters to preserve the win.

Freshman pitcher Annika Wiesinger raised her record to 2-5 while Kelly Lane fell to 5-6.

Bump’s second home run came on the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning on the second game, giving the Bearcats a 1-0 lead. Five batters later, freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner singled home sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan.

Eichner singled home another run in the bottom of the third inning, padding the lead to 3-0. Chaffee, who doubled one batter earlier, scored on the play.

The Retrievers got a run back in the top of the fourth inning. Lane, who played in left field during the nightcap, scored on a fielding error.

Laney recovered from that error to toss three scoreless innings. She retired the final six batters of the game.

Jessica Holte was tagged with the loss in the nightcap, dropping her record to 13-6.

Cadogan went 3-for-5 during the doubleheader to lead Binghamton in batting (.600). She also drew a pair of walks. Freshman outfielder Bridget Hunt, who homered in the opener, finished 3-for-6 (.500). Hunt now has a career-high, six-game hitting streak.

Binghamton travels to Albany for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Bearcats Website)

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