#Seawolves wrap up regular season at Binghamton Friday

Sophomore Melissa Phelan

May 1, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Games #46-48 • Stony Brook at Binghamton

Fri.-Sat., May 2-3 • Varsity Field • Vestal, N.Y.


The Last Meeting
Stony Brook9  
No. 2 Binghamton0F/5
May 10, 2013
Vestal, N.Y.
Softball advances to AE final with pair of wins Friday
With its back against the wall, the Stony Brook softball team refused to lose on Friday at the America East Tournament, defeating No. 3 Hartford and No. 2 Binghamton to advance to the title matchup against No. 1 Albany. The Seawolves must now beat the Great Danes twice to win the conference crown. First pitch Saturday is set for 12 p.m. in Vestal, N.Y.

Stony Brook Seawolves (30-15, 13-1)
Head Coach: Megan Bryant, 14th season
Career Record: 742-647-7
Record at SBU: 398-340-3

Binghamton Bearcats (20-21, 9-5)
Head Coach: Michelle Burrell, fourth season
Career Record: 236-159
Record at BU: 119-109

Preview: The Stony Brook softball team will wrap up the regular season with a three-game series at Binghamton.  The Seawolves need one win over the Bearcats or an Albany loss to UMBC to capture the America East regular season title and top seed in next week's conference championship.

Scouting Binghamton: Sydney Harbaugh is the team's top hitter with a .376 average, 44 hits and 35 runs scored.  Taylor Chaffee has 10 of the Bearcats' 36 home runs and has 36 RBIs.  Binghamton boasts one of the nation's best base-stealing teams, stealing 111 of 131 bases.  Demi Laney has started 23 games in the circle and is 13-9 with a 3.37 ERA.  Opposing batters are hitting .313 on the season.

Series: Stony Brook is 27-13 against Binghamton since joining Division I.  The Seawolves snapped a three-game losing streak to the Bearcats with a 9-0 win in last year's America East Championship game that eliminated Binghamton.