Immediate Release: March 27, 2010
SHEREVEPORT, La. -- Binghamton baseball (6-9) exploded for 16 runs in the opener and then rallied for five runs in the last three innings to complete a twinbill sweep of host Centenary (8-9) Saturday afternoon from Shehee Stadium. The Bearcats won won 16-0 and 7-6 to begin a seven-game spring break trip in Louisiana.
In the opener, BU scored runs in seven of the nine innings and every starter had at least one hit. The Bearcats led 7-0 before exploding for seven runs in the eighth inning.
Sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Junior right fielder Peter Bregartner went 3-for-4 with two RBI and junior center fielder Henry Dunn, junior shortstop Jeff Abrams and freshman third baseman Joel Stubbs had two hits and two RBI apiece.
Junior left fielder Corey Taylor added his fourth home run of the season - a two-run blast in the ninth inning.
Junior lefty James Giulietti tossed seven scoreless innings for his second win of the season. Giulietti scattered eight hits, struck out six and walked one, lowering his season ERA to 1.19. Giulietti (2-1) was masterful at closing out innings, utilizing double plays to work out of jams in the first, fourth and fifth innings. He also struck out the final batter in the second, third and seventh innings with runners on base, stranding six runners in the process.
In game two, BU rallied from a 4-2 hole with two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings and another pivotal run in the seventh to give the bullpen a cushion to withstand a two-run Gents rally in the final frame.
Down 4-2, Charron delivered an RBI double in the fifth and freshman third baseman Bijan Mangouri lofted a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Dunn's RBI double and a wild pitch put BU ahead 6-4 in the sixth and Danaher's run-scoring single in the seventh made the score 7-4. Centenary hit a two-out, two-run home run to tighten things in the seventh before a fly out ended the game.
Freshman Joe Swindells earned the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Swindells allowed two hits and still hasn't surrendered an earned run in four appearances this season (7 inn.). Sophomore Alex Adami notched his second save with 1.2 innings of work.
The teams play the final game of the three-game set at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
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