Immediate Release: March 16, 2010
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Binghamton baseball (2-7) split a doubleheader at Cornell (1-1) Tuesday afternoon from Hoy Field, winning game one 5-3 before falling 7-2.
In the opener, BU scored twice in the sixth inning and twice in the seventh - the final two runs providing a needed cushion as the Big Red nearly rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Binghamton took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when junior right fielder Peter Bregartner delivered a two-out single through the right side. The hit scored junior center fielder Henry Dunn, who had walked three batters earlier. An infield single to deep short by sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi moved Dunn to second and he took third in a groundout.
In the sixth inning, junior shortstop Jeff Abrams belted a two-out, two-run double to bump the lead to 3-0. Ciocchi led off with a single and junior right fielder Corey Taylor reached on a throwing error by the Big Red third baseman. Bregartner sacrificed them over and after a flyout, Abrams ripped the first offering down the right field line to score Ciocchi and Taylor.
Bregartner came through with a two-out, two-run single to center to score the final two runs in the seventh inning. He went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Abrams was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and senior second baseman Jim Calderone went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Ciocchi added a pair of hits.
Junior lefty James Giulietti stifled Cornell on two hits over six innings to earn his first win of the season. Giulietti (1-0) struck out five, walked two and lowered his ERA to 1.10. After Cornell plated three runs on three hits in the seventh, sophomore Alex Adami came in with the tying run at the plate and induced a groundout to collect his first save of the season.
In game two, Cornell snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fourth inning. The Big Red took advantage of three hits, two wild pitches, a hit batter and a walk. After BU got one run back in the fifth on a two-out, RBI double from junior catcher C.J. Lukaszewski, Cornell added three runs in the bottom of the frame to pull away.
Dunn belted a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning, which tied the game at 1-1.
No BU player had more than one hit in the game and the Bearcats struck out four times in the last two innings to seal their fate.
Sophomore starter Mike Augliera took the loss after lasting 3.2 innings and allowing four runs on four hits. Augliera (0-2) struck out five and walked two.
Binghamton plays a four-game set at Lehigh this weekend. The first twinbill is set for Saturday beginning at noon.
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