Three America East softball series take place this weekend.
Three America East softball series take place this weekend.
Courtesy: America East Communications

#AESB Championship Picture To Come More Into Focus After Weekend

Release: 04/25/2014

With just two weeks left in the regular season, America East Championship bids and seeds will be on the line this weekend when three conference series take place.

Here’s a look at the three weekend series:

Binghamton (19-19, 8-3 AE) at Maine (15-16, 6-8 AE)

Sat., April 26, 12 p.m./2 p.m.; Sun., April 27, 11 a.m. – Live Video/Live Stats

  • Binghamton is tied for second place in the league standings with Albany while Maine is in fifth place at 6-8.
  • With a strong weekend, the Bearcats can clinch an America East Championship berth for the third-straight year while a series win for the Black Bears will give them a good shot at a tournament bid.
  • Binghamton has won seven of its last nine games including five straight while Maine has dropped seven of 10, including four-straight league games.
  • The Bearcats lead the league hitting .299 as a team and are second scoring 5.1 runs per game.

UMass Lowell (9-31, 1-10 AE) at Albany (22-10, 8-3 AE)

Sat., April 26, 12 p.m./2 p.m.; Sun., April 27, 12 p.m. – Live Stats

  • Albany enters the weekend having won 15 of its last 18 games, including six-straight America East contests.
  • The Great Danes are tied for second place in the conference standings with Binghamton and can lock up an America East tournament berth with a strong weekend.
  • Albany's Brittan MacFawn became the program's all-time wins leader on Thursday, picking up her 74th career victory.
  • UMass Lowell has dropped 13 of its last 15 games, but beat Dartmouth, 1-0, Wednesday behind Marielle Handley's four-hit shutout.

UMBC (28-17, 5-6 AE) at Hartford (7-25, 1-11 AE)

Sat., April 26, 3 p.m. Live Stats
Sun., April 27, 12 p.m./3 p.m. – Live Video/Live Stats

  • UMBC has won six of its last eight games entering this weekend's series with Hartford.
  • The Retrievers lead the league averaging 5.2 runs per game.
  • Hartford will try to snap a seven-game losing skid.