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BU baseball topples UMBC 8-2 to complete series sweep

Bregartner hits two home runs, drives in five

May 8, 2011

BU baseball topples UMBC 8-2 to complete series sweep

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VESTAL, N.Y.—Senior right fielder Peter Bregartner belted two home runs and drove in five to pace Binghamton baseball (20-20, 12-4 AE) to an 8-2 win over visiting UMBC (7-33, 0-16 AE) Sunday afternoon at Varsity Field. The Bearcats won for the 16th time in their last 21 games to even their overall record and maintain their hold on second place in the America East standings.

Bregartner drilled a two-run shot over the fence in right field in the second inning to put BU ahead 2-0. He then highlighted a four-run third inning with a sky-high two-out, three-run home run to right. Earlier in the inning, junior first baseman Dave Ciocchi ripped an RBI single to right.

Ahead 6-0, Binghamton added two unearned runs in the fourth before the Retrievers got on the board with two unearned runs in the sixth.

Sophomore Jay Lynch scattered eight hits in seven innings and didn’t allow an earned run. Lynch (5-4) struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. In three games against UMBC over the weekend, BU pitchers struck out 27 and walked one.

Bregartner wound up 2-for-4 with five RBI. Senior left fielder Corey Taylor went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and senior catcher C.J. Lukaszewski went 2-for-5.

Second-place Binghamton welcomes league-leading Stony Brook to Varsity Field for a crucial three-game set Friday and Saturday. Friday’s opening game begins at 3:30 p.m.

Bregartner hit .636 (7-for-11) with five extra-base hits and nine RBI in the three-game series against UMBC. He is hitting a team-high .448 with 12 RBI in conference play.

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