Softball Drops America East Doubleheader Against Boston U; Game Three On Sunday

UAlbany Sports Information   04-14-2012

Albany, N.Y.- Brittany Schwieger went the distance, allowing three runs on six hits and three K's in game two's loss against Boston U., 3-1. UAlbany would drop the first game, 13-2, in five innings after an eight run fifth by the Terriers. The Great Danes fall to 8-3 in the conference and the Terriers move ahead to first place, by a half game, by improving to 8-2 in conference play.

UAlbany (25-10, 8-3 AE) would score its first run of the day in the bottom of the second to grab the early 1-0 lead in game two. Senior second baseman Katie Wambold would lead off the inning with single to left center, following two consecutive strikeouts from BU pitcher Erin Schuppert UAlbany third baseman Lauren Alcorn would drive in Wambold with an rbi double to left center.

Boston U. (24-11, 8-2 AE) would respond in the top of the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly from Melanie Delgado to drive in teammate Amy Ekart. Then in the top of the sixth inning, a fly out from Chelsea O'Connor allowed teammate Brittany Cledenny to score from second after UAlbany's Vicky McFarland misplayed the transfer from her glove to her hand to allow the Terriers to put up an insurance and take game two, 3-1.

The Terriers offense, in game one, jumped on sophomore pitcher Brittany MacFawn early to give her an early exit. BU would begin with three runs in the top of the first which was capped with Clendenny's three-run homer to left. The Terriers would score two more in the top of the fourth to go up, 5-0, and force MacFawn out of the game.

Allie Weiser came in the fifth inning and Boston U. would score eight runs on seven hits. The top of the fifth would be highlighted with BU's catcher Amy Ekart grand slam to center field, which would be her only hit in game one.

The Terrier's pitcher in game one, Holli Floetker, would hold UAlbany to two runs on five hits and strike out 10.

UAlbany and Boston U. will finish its weekend series on Sunday, April 15 at Albany Field (12 pm).

 

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