Softball Team Earns A Split

The Vermont softball team earned a split versus Binghamton in the Catamounts home opener at Post Field on Saturday. UVM posted a 7-0 victory over Binghamton in the first game of the day, but the Bearcats rebounded with a 3-0 win in the nightcap to pick up their first America East win of the year. Senior Angie Totaro (Roseland, N.J.) tossed a two hitter and struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing just one walk to lead Vermont to a 7-0 shutout victory. Vermont took a 2-0 lead after two innings and scored a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to open up the game. The highlight of the fifth inning was senior Kristy Winberg’s (Lakeville, Mass.) two-run homer, just the second of her career. Totaro retired eight straight batters and 11 of the last 12 to close out the game. Vermont belted out a season-high 13 hits on the afternoon. Sophomore Ashleigh Viens (Milton, Vt.) was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, while Christine Toomey (Milford, Conn.), Totaro and Winberg added two hits apiece. Binghamton rebounded in the second game, behind the arm of Michelle Weeks. Weeks hurled a three-hit shutout to lead the Bearcats to a 3-0 win, their first America East win of the year. Weeks was dominating on the mound, striking out 17 batters and allowing just two walks. The Bearcats scored two runs in the top of the fourth. Rose Barre started things off, reaching base on an error and advancing to second. She stole third base and teammate Jessica Chellis knocked an RBI single to drive in Barre. Chellis stole second and scored on an error on Jennifer Richardson’s hit. Binghamton added one more in the sixth to close out the scoring. Chellis finished the second game with two hits, two RBI and a run scored. The Catamounts move to 4-10 overall and 2-4 in America East, while the Bearcats stand at 9-8 overall and 1-1 in the league. Both teams will play another doubleheader on Sunday with the first pitch slated for noon. -SportsInfo