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For Immediate Release: April 07, 2002
Contact: John Hartrick


Baseball in first place in America East
Bearcats win 3 of 4 against Hartford
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In Sunday's game one, junior outfielder Tony Berube (Vestal) went 2-for-3 with four RBI, and junior pitcher Jacob Thiel (San Bruno, Calif./Canada College) went five innings for his second win of the season. Berubeís three-run home run highlighted a five-run second inning for the Bearcats, who then added two more in the fourth on a Berube double. Senior catcher Stephen Kohan (Great Neck) went 3-for-4 with an RBI. In game two, BU led 1-0 before the Hawks plated four straight runs. The Bearcats were outhit 6-4, and left seven runners stranded. Berube had his 13-game hit streak stopped with an 0-for-3 game.

On Saturday, The Bearcats pounded out 24 hits and 16 runs en route to a twinbill sweep of host Hartford in the teamís America East debut. Binghamton posted wins of 10-2 and 6-5 to stretch its win streak to three.

Juniors Kyle Loucks (Johnson City) and Jacob Thiel (San Bruno, Calif./Canada College) each hit two home runs for the day, and BU rode the strong performances of its 1-2 pitchers David Eagan (Conklin/Susquehanna Valley) and Greg Sousa (Congers/Clarkstown North).

In game one, BU scored in all but one inning, and Eagan tossed a six-hitter with five strikeouts for his third win of the season. Loucks belted a three-run home run in the first inning, and Thiel delivered a two-run shot in the seventh. Sophomore first baseman Jamie Boyer (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, and senior left fielder Tim Collar (Groton) hit a solo home run in the fifth inning and wound up 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

In the nightcap, Boyer broke a 5-5 tie with an RBI single in the sixth inning, and junior reliever Phil Artonio (Massapequa Park/Massapequa) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for his fourth save of the season. The Bearcats led 5-1 before Hartford rallied to tie the game with four runs in the fifth inning.

In the sixth, however, freshman shortstop Brian Lindsay (Horseheads) singled to open the inning, and two batters later, Boyer singled down the left field line scoring Lindsay with the eventual game-winning run. Sousa allowed just one earned run in five innings of work, raising his record to 4-4 on the season. Boyer went 3-for-4 with the game-winning hit, Loucks ripped a two-run home run in the second inning, and Thiel added a two-run shot in the fifth.

Junior outfielder Tony Berube (Vestal) went 3-for-7 for the day, extending his hit streak to 12 games.
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