The University of Maine softball team beat the Albany Great Danes in the second round of the America East playoffs by a score of 7-4 on Thursday. The Black Bears will face–off against Binghamton in the next round on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Maine wins! Defeat Albany 7-4 #AESB #BlackBearNation #AEChamps https://t.co/3Rj9qvF78A
— Maine Softball (@Maine_Softball) May 12, 2016
Molly Flowers started the game for Maine in the circle and went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs. Flowers struggled out of the gate hitting two batters and walking three others to give Albany the 2-0 lead after the first inning of play. The Black Bears would later tie the game in the fourth off of some timely hitting by Alyssa Derrick and Kristin Nyland, who each had RBI base hits. Maddie Decker would then pinch-hit later on in the inning with two runners on and hit a three run blast.