Binghamton softball stays alive in conference tournament after going 1-1 on Thursday
VESTAL, N.Y. (WBNG) - After losing in an extra-innings battle with the 1-seed UMBC, Binghamton softball responded with an extra-innings victory over the 5-seed Hartford to keep their season going in the America East conference tournament.
Junior infielder Alex Musial hit a two-run, walk-off home run, propelling Binghamton to a 9-7, eight-inning win over Hartford. Musial’s two-run home run capped a five-run rally for the Bearcats, who were down 7-2 entering the bottom of the fifth inning. It marked the largest comeback by Binghamton during its 21-year NCAA Division I history.
Earlier in the day, the Bearcats put up a valiant fight before losing to top-seeded UMBC (29-10) 1-0 in eight innings in a second-round game. They capped the day, however, with their second comeback victory in as many days.
“I think we know that at any point in time, we can switch our mindset offensively,” head coach Jess Bump said. “We play well under pressure and I think it is super impressive how young we are that we had the big moments we did today.”
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