Immediate Release: March 13, 2005
DOVER, Del. - Visiting Binghamton (3-5) snapped out of an offensive slumber, collecting 26 hits and 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Delaware State (4-12) Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. One day after being swept by the Hornets, BU returned the favor, winning 15-11 and 7-1.
In game one, BU blasted six home runs and erupted for 14 runs in a four-inning span, beginning with a six-spot in the second inning. Binghamton led 10-1 before Delaware State plated four runs in the fourth inning. The Bearcats, however, tacked on four more runs in the fifth inning and won despite allowing the Hornets to score six runs over the last four innings. The offensive firepower was tempered only by the five errors BU committed in the field.
Junior designated hitter Matthieu Bergeron (St. Celestin, Quebec) and senior first baseman Jamie Boyer (Lancaster, Pa.) each delivered a grand slam and a solo home run. Bergeron hit his grand slam in the second inning and followed with a solo shot in the third. He went 3-for-4 with five RBI. Boyer started with a solo drive in the fourth and knocked out his grand slam one inning later. He was 3-for-5 with the five RBI. Sophomore third baseman Justin Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.) went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run in the third inning. Sophomore second baseman Matt Simek (Vestal, N.Y.) hit the team's sixth home run of the game - a solo shot in the ninth inning.
Junior pitcher Jarrod Rampey (Rochester, N.Y.) went six innings for his first win of the spring.
In the second game - a seven-inning affair - senior pitcher Mike Weglinski (Hyde Park, N.Y.) shut down the Hornets on four hits for his first win of the season (1-0). His shutout was finally broken with one out in the seventh inning.
Bergeron got the Bearcats on the board with an RBI single in the first inning. Binghamton then extended a 2-0 lead with five runs in the fifth inning. Senior center fielder Whitney Powell (Virginia Beach, Va.) had the big hit with a two-run double. Simek and sophomore left fielder Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) collected two hits apiece.
Binghamton returns to the diamond on March 19 with a doubleheader at Lehigh.
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