#AESB Championship Picture To Come More Into Focus After Weekend
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)
- 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)
- 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.