WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Freshman pitcher Morgan Bienkowski scattered two runs on five hits and struck out a career-high seven batters, leading Binghamton (19-28) to a 6-2 win over Albany (26-17) in an America East Tournament elimination game on Thursday afternoon at the Hartford Softball Field. With the victory, the Bearcats advance to a 1:30 p.m. game on Friday against UMass Lowell.
Binghamton is the first No. 6 seed to advance to the third day of the America East Tournament since the event expanded to six teams in 2016. The Bearcats are now assured of at least a top-four finish.