VESTAL, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University softball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Binghamton.
The Bonnies fell, 8-0, in game one and the Bearcats took the second game, 7-3.
GAME 1 – Binghamton 8, St. Bonaventure 0 – Final/5 Innings
The Bonnies were unable to get anything going in game one as Binghamton used three pitchers to combine for a no-hitter.
Rayn Gibson pitched the first three innings before being relieved by Sophia Poppas in the fourth inning. Morgan Bienkowski entered in the fifth to finish the no-no.
The Bearcat lineup gave their pitchers a comfortable lead, scoring all eight runs in the first two innings.
Binghamton took the lead in the first with a pair of RBI singles and followed that with three more RBI singles in the second to go along with an RBI walk and RBI groundout to take the commanding 8-0 lead over the Bonnies.
Kennedy Haberl worked a pair of walks to keep the Bearcats pitching staff from perfection.
Emily Phalen earned the start in game one, striking out four in 2.2 innings pitched. Tierney Fitzgerald entered in relief, working 1.1 innings and allowed seven hits.
GAME 2 – Binghamton 7, St. Bonaventure 3
The Bonnies tried to rally back in the top of the seventh when Emily Lewandowski worked a bases loaded walk and Kennedy Haberl added an RBI groundout, cutting the Bona deficit to 7-3.
The Bearcats, however, would retire the next two batters to earn the win.
Binghamton carried the momentum from the first game into game two and jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a two-run double from DeCicco in the first inning.
The Bonnies cut the lead in half when Stone doubled to center, scoring Samantha Moll.
Binghamton's five-run fifth inning snatched all momentum the Bonnies had. The Bearcats used a bases loaded double from Pappas that brought home all three runners and two more would score in the inning on errors, giving Binghamton a 7-1 advantage.
The Bonnies are back in action Friday, March 26, on the road at Dayton. Game one of Friday's doubleheader is slated for 2:00 p.m.
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