Release: April 9, 2009
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Visiting Canisius (15-15) snapped a 5-5 tie with two runs in the ninth inning and defeated Binghamton (9-12) 7-5 Thursday afternoon at Varsity Field. The loss was BU's fourth in the last six games - each by two or fewer runs.
The Griffs opened the ninth frame with an Ian Choy double down the right field line. After a lineout and an intentional walk to cleanup hitter Kevin Mahoney, right fielder Shayne Wilson doubled inside the third base bag to score both runners.
The Bearcats brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the bottom of the ninth but back-to-back groundouts ended the threat and the game.
Binghamton jumped out to a 2-0 lead with two runs on three hits in the first inning. But Canisius struck for four runs on five hits in the top of the second inning and added another run in the third to take a 5-2 lead.
The Bearcats scored two runs in the fourth inning on four hits. Another potential run was negated on a tagout at the plate - the second time in the first four innings BU had a runner thrown out at home by Canisius left fielder Perry Silverman.
Binghamton tied the game with a run in the seventh inning. Sophomore center fielder Henry Dunn, back from a leg injury, singled with one out, stole second and advanced to third on an error on the play. Dunn then scored on an RBI groundout by sophomore first baseman Peter Bregartner.
Dunn, who has missed 14 games with the injury, went 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the leadoff spot. Junior second baseman Jim Calderone went 3-for-4 and junior left fielder Joe Charron went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
the hill, three freshmen pitched for the Bearcats, who played
Wednesday and are readying for a four-game conference set at
Albany this weekend. Redshirt freshman Walker
McKinven pitched four innings of one-hit ball in relief.
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