VESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton University softball team is gearing up for its first game of the 2019 season on Friday. The Bearcats travel to Northridge, California to take on CSU Bakersfield as part of the CSUN Early Bird Classic.
The biggest question entering the season for Binghamton is how will the team replace Jess Rutherford, possibly the best player in program-history.
Head coach Michelle Johnston told 12 Sports on Monday, it will be a freshman getting first crack at filling Rutherford’s shoes.
“We brought in a freshman this year, Chloe Morgan,” said Binghamton head coach Michelle Johnston. “She’s been working out in center field and she’s been just doing a really good job. She’s not very big. She’s probably not even five-feet tall, but she’s just really athletic and really gritty out there and will run through a wall.”
Binghamton takes on CSU Bakersfield in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 3:30 p.m.