Fogel's Walk-off Hit Leads Softball over Binghamton, 3-2 in 10-innings
ORONO, Maine -- EmJ Fogel (Vienna, Va.) belted a double off the left field fence to bring Kristen Koslosky (Castro Valley, Calif.) in to score the game winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Black Bears walked off with a 3-2 victory in Sunday's finale against Binghamton.
Fogel finished the game 2-for-5 at the plate while driving in all three Maine runs. Koslosky added a pair of hits and two runs in the victory as Maine tallied 10 hits in the contest.
Hannah Hill (Fryeburg, Maine) picked up the victory in the circle, moving to 8-4 on the year after tossing 8.0 innings while giving up one run and eight hits with eight strikeouts.
Binghamton jumped out to an early lead with a single run in the top of the first. Sydney Harbaugh started things with a walk before moving up to second on a sacrifice bunt and later scoring on Jessica Bump's RBI double down the left field line.
Maine tied the game with a run in the bottom of the first. Koslosky led off the inning with a sharp single through the left side before advancing on a sacrifice bunt from Felicia Lennon (Brookfield, Conn.). Fogel drove in Koslosky two batters later when she tripled to the gap in the right center.
The Bearcats grabbed the lead once again when Taylor Chaffee's sacrifice fly allowed Harbaugh to tag and score from third.
Maine knotted the score with a run in the bottom of the sixth after Lennon doubled and later scored on Fogel's ground out to third.
The game would need extra innings to be decided as the fireworks came in the tenth inning. With two outs and a Binghamton runner on second in the inning, Bump singled to left field. The Bearcats' Colleen Dougherty rounded third and headed for home but Maine's Samantha Ralphs (Lebanon, Ill.) came up firing as she was able to nail the runner at the plate to keep the game tied.
Maine went to work in the bottom of the inning as Koslosky started the rally with another sharp single through the left side and moved to second on Lennon's sacrifice bunt. Fogel provided the game's biggest hit as she hit a long, looping fly ball off the left field wall which allowed Koslosky to hit third and score the walk-off run.
Prior to the game, the Black Bears honored their four seniors, Dagmar Ralphs, Hannah Hill, Kylie Sparks and Jean Stevens.
Maine will return to the diamond on Thursday, May 1 when it travels to take on Boston College at 4 p.m.