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The softball team at Binghamton University is seven games away from ending their regular season and has yet to play a home game due to renovations and upgrades being done to their field. BU will have their home-opener on Wednesday May 2nd at 3 p.m. But, the Lady Bearcats haven't been distracted by the fields their playing on because it's not where they play but how they play.
The Lady Bearcats currently sit at 4-7 in the America East Conference and hope to make it past the regular season and find their way into the playoffs.
According to head coach Michelle Johnston the Lady Bearcats have faced a lot of adversity regarding injuries and having to travel a lot more than they would hope to, but it's the underclassmen that have really come up big for their softball team.
Underclassmen such as left-handed pitcher Chelsea Howard. Johnston stated, "We've had some players with some injuries and we've had some players step up and we're just working for consistency right now as best as we can get from everyone."
Sophomore Kassidy Seary doesn't mind where they play as long as they play together and she believes this year's team is "definitely a lot closer than previous years. I think we're all really working for each other and stepping up especially underclassmen and the type of presence that the seniors have is really helping everyone else on the team." Stated Seary.
It's seniors such as Jessica Rutherford who has really had an excellent presence on this team and is now ranked second in the America East with a .394 batting average. Rutherford is also very pleased with the underclassmen of this season. She stated, "We got some rough patches out of the way pretty early and some of our underclassmen are really stepping up now. We've already seen a change and we're going to continue to play like this and I hope we see a big difference come post season."
The Lady Bearcats have a big weekend ahead of them as they head to the University of Maine for their America East Conference series.