Immediate Release: May 1, 2010
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Binghamton (18-18, 9-3 AE) blasted eight home runs, including a school-record seven in game 2, and rolled over host Hartford (8-26, 2-10 AE) in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon from Fiondella Field. The Bearcats won 4-1 and 26-8 to move into sole possession of first place in the America East standings. The team has won 10 of its last 13 games.
In the opener, junior lefty James Giulietti fired a complete-game three-hitter and didn't allow an earned run in seven innings of work. Binghamton gave him run support with one in the first inning and three more in the third. Giulietti (6-2) continued his mastery of conference opponents. He is 4-0 with a 0.32 ERA in four starts. He struck out five and walked one.
Junior center fielder Henry Dunn went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the first inning. Junior right fielder Peter Bregartner and senior designated hitter Joe Charron had two hits apiece. Senior second baseman Jim Calderone delivered a two-out RBI single in the third inning.
In game 2, BU belted a school-record seven home runs and scored in seven of the nine innings. Nine players collected RBIs. Binghamton scored three in the first, eight in the second, two in the fourth, seven in the fifth, three in the six, two in the seventh and a final run in the eighth frame. The 26 runs are the most BU has ever scored against an America East opponent, breaking the mark of 21 set against UMBC in 2004.
Junior outfielder Corey Taylor led the onslaught with a 3-for-6, five RBI performance. Taylor belted his league-leading 10th home run - a three-run shot - in the first inning. He added a two-run double in the second. Calderone went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run in the fifth and four RBI. Freshman third baseman Mike Thompson belted two homers - a three-run job in the sixth and a solo blast in the eighth. Other Bearcats going yard were freshman third baseman Joel Stubbs (two-run HR in fourth) and sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi and Dunn (solo shots in fifth).
Thompson was 2-for-3 with four RBI. Bregartner and Ciocchi had two hits and two RBI apiece.
Sophomore pitcher Mike Augliera (3-2) earned the win with seven innings of work.
The two teams play another twinbill Sunday beginning at noon.
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