Short Story: The UAlbany softball team split the double header with Binghamton on April 11th. UAlbany opened gameplay with a 10-0 win against Binghamton. Binghamton retaliated in the second game, coming away victorious with a 6-5 win.
• UAlbany scored eight runs in the first inning of game one.
• Henige, Barkevich, and Conrad all scored home runs.
After McKenzie Bump walked on the first at bat, Kelly Spear was hit by a pitch, and Chelsea Henige grounded out to first base. The bases were quickly loaded in the first inning for the Great Danes. Sarah Petzold hit an RBI double to center field, bringing Spear and Bump around to score. Katie Falotico then reached on a catcher’s interference, followed by Donna Conrad reaching on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases once again. Kelly Barkevich then hit an RBI single that brought Sarah Petzold around to score. Falotico scored on the next play when Amelia Ely walked. Barkevich scored a run when McKenzie Bump was hit by a pitch on her second at bat. Kelly Spear then singled on her second at bat and advanced to third on the play, resulting in three RBIs. The first inning ended in an eight run advantage for the Great Danes.
Amelia Ely hit an RBI single in the second inning that brought Katie Falotico around to score the ninth run of the game.
Donna Conrad hit a home run in the fourth inning that gave the Great Danes a ten run advantage. The game ended in the fifth inning as UAlbany was able to hold Binghamton off. The final score of the first game was 10-0 UAlbany.
Binghamton opened up the first inning of game two with one run, which was answered by UAlbany in the second inning when Donna Conrad scored. The Great Danes scored another run in the third inning when McKenzie Bump hit a home run. Binghamton retaliated in the fourth inning by scoring four runs, giving them a three-run advantage.
Kelly Barkevich hit a home run in the fifth inning, followed by an RBI single by Kelly Spear. Binghamton scored one more run in the sixth inning that kept them at a two-run advantage.
Although Chelsea Henige hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, it was not enough to seal the win for UAlbany. The game ended 6-5 Binghamton.
Up Next: UAlbany will play a three game series in Hartford, Connecticut on April 14th and 15th.