The Binghamton University softball team began play at the America East Championships Wednesday.
After falling to Stony Brook 7-3 in their first game, BU needed to beat Hartford to stay alive, and that they did.
A pair of doubles from Hannah Lyons and Sarah Benn in the 5th put the Bearcats in the lead for good.
BU wins game two 5-3.
They move on to day two, and will get the lower-seeded loser of the two games prior, either UMass Lowell-UMBC or Albany-Stony Brook.
That will be at 4:00 pm Thursday.