Immediate Release: May 14, 2005
Binghamton snapped a 1-1 tie with a run in the third inning, and then added two in the fourth, single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and tacked on two final runs in the eighth. Hartford pitchers issued six walks and hit six BU batters. The Bearcats stranded a season-high 18 runners in eight innings.
Ford collected a double and three singles, and also was hit-by-pitch twice. He scored four runs and added an RBI. Sophomore second baseman Matt Simek (Vestal, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with an RBI. For the series, Simek hit a team-best .500.
Sophomore first baseman Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.), sophomore right fielder Jeff Monaco (Binghamton, N.Y.) and junior center fielder Aaron Davis (San Francisco, Calif.) each went 2-for-5 with an RBI. In the three games, Hitchcock went 6-for-13 with five RBI, and continues to lead the America East with a .407 average. Sophomore shortstop Justin Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.) delivered an RBI double in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to plate a team-high two runs.
Junior third baseman Mathieu Bergeron (St. Celestin, Quebec) padded his league-best RBI count with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Bergeron now has 54 RBI and is hitting .348.
Binghamton returns to Varsity Field on Tuesday for a non-conference game against Siena.
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