Bearcats Showcase Sports Complex By Hosting America East Softball Championship
The Binghamton Bearcats host the America East Softball Championship this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at their new Sports Complex. The three-day, double-elimination tournament begins with Thursday's 1 PM game between Number 1 seed Albany and Number 4 seed Stony Brook.. Then at 3:30 PM Binghamton, the Number 2 seed meets Number 3 seed Hartford.
Play resumes on Friday with the Game 1 Winner meeting the Game 2 Winner at 11 AM. At 1:30 PM the Game 1 loser meets the Game 2 loser. Then at 4 PM the Game 3 Loser faces the Game 4 Winner.
On Saturday the Game 3 Winner meets the Game 5 Winner at Noon which could be for the Championship. If another game is needed that would follow at 2:30 PM. The America East winner gets an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Softball Tournament.
Coach Michelle Burrell has led her Bearcats to a regular season record of 29-15 and 14-4 in America East. Binghamton has secured its highest- ever seeding at Number 2. The Bearcats set records at the Division 1 level for overall conference victories and conference wins. At the plate BU leads America East with a batting average of .296, on-base percentage of .384 and slugging percentage at .475.
Tickets are available at the gate. Prices are $7 for adults; $3 for youth 14 and under and $2 with an America East Student ID.