Binghamton Softball earns first win with walk off in 9-8 victory over Campbell
STATESBORO, Ga. – Freshman pitcher Sarah Miller hit a walk off grand slam with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, leading Binghamton (1-2) to a 9-8 win over Campbell (4-2) in the second day of the Georgia Southern Eagle Classic.
Miller, who has a team-high seven RBI so far this season, drilled a pitch over the left-field fence. It was the first grand slam by a Binghamton player since current junior infielder Lisa Cadogan hit one against Hartford on April 20, 2014.
The Bearcats trailed 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning against the Camels. Stephanie Bielec had a RBI bunt since to make it 4-1.
Binghamton scored two runs in each of the next two frames to go up 5-4. Cadogan had a RBI double in the fourth inning to make it 4-2 and junior first baseman Taylor Chaffee singled home another run two batters later. One inning later, Bielec and junior outfielder Sydney Harbaugh both scored on a throwing error to put the Bearcats ahead.
The Camels built their lead back up to 8-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. That would set the stage, however, for Miller's heroics.
Miller was the starting pitcher and went the first 6.1 innings. Junior Cara Martin came on in relief and got the win. The loss was tagged to Courtney Roberts.
Binghamton wraps up play at the Georgia Southern Eagle Classic on Sunday with games against Tennessee Tech at 10 a.m. and Boston College at noon.
(Courtesy: Binghamton Athletics)