Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:03:36 PM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

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)

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: BU, (Col) BU Bearcats, (Col) Softball or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Breaking News


NEW INFORMATION: Where was Frein Hiding
Pennsylvania law enforcement release more information about Frein's likely whereabouts following his Friday morning arraignment. Frein is suspected of killing a police officer and wounding another in September. He faces numerous charges including first degree murder. Investigators say they think Eric Frein found shelter and food during weeks on the run in eastern Pennsylvania in part by accessing unoccupied cabins, State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens told reporters Friday. Pennsylvania... more

Additional Articles


Wideman carrying B-Sens through early season struggles VIEW VIDEO
The Binghamton Senators season is not off to the start they had hoped.  A 2-4-2-0 record and being outscored by five goals on the season.  It's far too early to give up on them just yet, but they... more

Bearcats in it to win it during exhibition VIEW VIDEO
After an up and down first two years in the Tommy Dempsey era at Binghamton University, things are looking up entering year three.  Demspey has talked about how excited he is for this year's freshmen... more

Despite late rally, Bearcats season ends in PK's
DURHAM, N.H. - Host and third-seeded New Hampshire (7-8-3) scored all four of its penalty kicks in the shootout to advance over sixth-seeded Binghamton (7-9-3) in an America East quarterfinal game... more

B-Sens late effort not enough in 3-2 loss VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators suffered its first regulation loss on home ice this season, losing 3-2 to the Utica Comets.  Utica used two second period goals just over four minutes apart... more

B-Sens Mills suspended 20 games VIEW VIDEO
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … Binghamton Senators forward Brad Mills has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the AHL/PHPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. Mr. Mills has already... more

Tuesday's High School Roundup VIEW VIDEO
Scores and Highlights from around Section IV Playoffs: Boys Soccer: Class C Semfinals Seton 0 - Elmira Notre Dame 3 Spencer-Van Etten 0 - Lansing 4 Field Hockey Class C... more

Plays of the Week! VIEW VIDEO
Your Plays of the Week from October 20th-26th!... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...