Bearcats Eliminated in America East Softball Tournament
The Binghamton Bearcats had their NCAA softball tournament hopes dashed Saturday afternoon when the Albany Great Danes downed BU 5-2 in an elimination game in the America East softball tournament being played at Stony Brook. The Bearcats lost to the Great Danes 8-7 in the tournament opener.
Binghamton had stayed alive with a 2-1 win over UMBC yesterday. Today's loss means the Bearcats end the season with a 22-25 record and a third place finish in the conference tourney. Home runs accounted for both Binghamton runs. Freshman third baseman Crysti Eichner slammed a homer in the fourth inning. Then, senior second baseman Jessica Bump hammered a solo shot for BU.
Binghamton starting pitcher Demi Laney took the loss. She completes her season with a record of 14-12. This marks the third consecutive season that the Bearcats have finished third in the America East Tournament.
Albany advances to face the number-one seed Stony Brook Seawolves tomorrow at 11 AM in the champiosnhip round. If Albany wins that game the two teams will play again for the title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.