Release: March 15, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Visiting Binghamton (5-8) received two outstanding pitching performances and earned a doubleheader sweep over La Salle Saturday at Hank DeVincent Field. The Bearcats made the most of three hits to capture the opener, 6-1 before rolling to a 9-1 win in the nightcap.
In game one, junior pitcher Jeff Dennis (North Syracuse, N.Y.) shut down La Salle on four hits over seven innings. Dennis (1-1) struck out eight and allowed just one run. Meanwhile, BU struck for four runs in the third inning and one more in each of the fifth and seventh innings.
Sophomore designated hitter Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning and an RBI double in the seventh. Junior shortstop Kyle Klee (Rochester, N.Y.) added a two-run double in the third inning. Feshman right fielder Peter Bregartner (East Islip, N.Y.) opened the scoring with an RBI groundout in the third.
In game two, sophomore righty Murphy Smith (Clifton Park, N.Y.) pitched a gem, allowing just one hit in five innings. Murphy (2-1) struck out seven and walked one. He lowered his season ERA to 2.05. Opposing batters are hitting .192 off Smith this spring.
Binghamton took the suspense out of the sweep with five runs in the first inning, single runs in the second and fourth and two more in the sixth.
Charron went 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and junior designated hitter Tom Baileys (Apalachin, N.Y.) drilled his first collegiate home run - a two-out, three-run blast to left center in the first.
Binghamton begins a five-game swing through Kansas with a game at Kansas State on March 21.
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