Release: April 12, 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Binghamton baseball (12-13, 5-1 America East) peppered Albany pitching for 31 runs on 29 hits and rolled to a doubleheader sweep, 13-3 and 18-9 Sunday afternoon from Varsity Field. The Bearcats won three of the four games in the series to take over first place in the America East Conference.
In the seven-inning opener, BU trailed 2-1 before plating five runs in the fifth inning and seven more in the seventh. In the fifth, senior third baseman Kyle Klee belted a three-run home run and sophomore center fielder Corey Taylor added a solo blast. Then in the seventh, the Bearcats sent 13 men to the plate and scored seven more runs on five hits. Sophomore right fielder Peter Bregartner and junior second baseman Jim Calderone hit back-to-back solo home runs and freshman first baseman Dave Ciocchi added a two-run shot.
Klee went 2-for-2 with five RBI, Bregartner was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Calderone and Ciocchi each went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Senior lefty Jeff Dennis (2-3) earned the win with 5.1 innings of four-hit work. Dennis allowed two earned runs, struck out three and walked three.
In the nine-inning nightcap, BU kept up the offensive barrage with 18 runs on 18 hits. The Bearcats led 2-0 before exploding for 12 runs in the third inning. They sent 16 men to the plate and combined seven hits with four Great Danes errors. Albany committed six errors in the game, which led to 10 unearned runs.
Taylor went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Calderone went 3-for-6 with two RBI, and Ciocchi and junior left fielder Joe Charron added two hits and two RBI apiece. Junior shortstop Jeff Abrams went 3-for-4 and sophomore catcher C.J. Lukaszewski was 3-for-5 with an RBI.
On the mound, freshman Mike Augliera (2-2) picked up the win with 6.0 innings. He scattered five hits and four runs, struck out four and issued no walks.
The Bearcats host Siena in a single non-conference game Tuesday.
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