For Immediate Release: March 23, 2008
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BU baseball edged by Kansas State in series finale 5-4
Ivan goes 3-for-4, raises season average to .410

Box Score

MANHATTAN, Kan.– Kansas State (10-11) plated the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning and completed the series sweep of visiting Binghamton (5-11) with a 5-4 win Sunday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. The Bearcats, who outhit their hosts 10-6, rallied from 4-0 down but were held to one hit over the last four innings.

Kansas State scored two runs in the second inning and two more in the third to stake out an early 4-0 cushion.

Junior first baseman Ryan Holley (Frankfort, Ill.) belted a leadoff home run in the fourth inning to get BU on the board. Holley took a 1-2 pitch over the right field fence for his first round-tripper as a Bearcat.

One inning later, freshman third baseman Brian Ivan (Toronto, Ontario) delivered a two-out, two-run single to center field to cut the deficit to 4-3. Ivan went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the game, lifting his team-best batting average to .410.

In the sixth inning, the Bearcats tied it a 4-4 when freshman right fielder Peter Bregartner (East Islip, N.Y.) lifted a sacrifice fly that scored freshman catcher C.J. Lukaszewski (Kingston, N.Y.), who had singled to open the frame.

But the Wildcats scored the winning run in their half of the sixth - without the benefit of a hit. Kansas State was granted three walks and plated the winning run with a bases-loaed, two-out hit batter.

Senior starter Gio Yannuzzi (Binghamton, N.Y.) allowed three earned runs in five innings of work. In all, four BU pitchers surrendered just five singles and a double in eight innings.

Junior shorstop Kyle Klee (Rochester, N.Y.) went 2-for-4.

Binghamton opens a two-game set at nationally 20th-ranked Wichita State (14-3) Tuesday night.

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