For Immediate Release: March 31, 2007
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Binghamton baseball uses 15-hit barrage to slam BYU 11-6
Bearcats plate seven runs in fourth inning to even series

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PROVO, Utah - Binghamton (6-5) exploded four seven runs in the fourth inning and used a 15-hit attack to defeat host Brigham Young (15-13) 11-6 Saturday night from Larry H. Miller Field.

The Bearcats led 3-2 before sending 12 men to the plate in the decisive fourth inning. They collected seven hits, including RBI singles by senior shortstop Justin Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), junior third baseman Ryan James (Wading River, N.Y.), senior first baseman Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.), senior designated hitter Jeff Wertepny (Des Plaines, Ill.) and freshman left fielder Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.).

Junior pitcher Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ontario) notched his first win of the spring, allowing four runs in 5.0 innings of work.

Binghamton scored twice in the first inning and once in the second before BYU plated two in the second to pull within 3-2. After the seven-spot in the fourth inning, BU led 10-2. The Cougars scored three in the sixth inning before each team added a run in the seventh to close out the scoring.

Smucker, James, Wertepny and Charron had two hits apiece, as did senior catcher Pat Haughie (St. James, N.Y.) and freshman center fielder Henry Dunn (Rockville, Centre, N.Y.). Haughie led off the second inning with a home run - his first of the season.

Every BU player had at least one hit and eight players had RBIs.

The two teams will conclude their three-game set with a game at 6 p.m. on Monday.

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