The Binghamton Bearcats softball team beat the rain and the UMass Lowell (UML) River Hawks in the nightcap of a doubleheader today (Saturday) at the Bearcats Sports Complex.  With rain approaching Binghamton closed out the second game 4-2 to earn a split for the day.

In the first game the Bearcats and River Hawks went nine innings before UML posted a 7-6 win. In the nightcap Binghamton starter Rayn Gibson went the distance on the mound to get the win. With the split Binghamton's America East record is 5-1 while the River Hawks are 6-3.  Overall BU is 13-18 while UML is 14-17.

The Bearcats got plenty of home run power on the day and were paced by Jessica Rutherford who blasted a pair of round trippers.  Carrie Maniccia, Kate Richard and Crysti Eichner all hit home runs as well.

According to information on the Binghamton University website ( the final game of the weekend set for tomorrow at the Bearcats Sports Complex has been moved up from noon to 10 AM.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

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