For Immediate Release: March 19, 2005
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Binghamton baseball splits pair with Lehigh, winning 7-6 then falling 5-2

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Visiting Binghamton (4-6) stretched its win streak to three with a 7-6 win in the opening game, but host Lehigh (7-5) rebounded to salvage a split with a 5-2 victory in a baseball twinbill Saturday afternoon at Goodman Field.

In game one, senior pitcher Mike Weglinski (Hyde Park, N.Y.) improved to 2-0 with the win on the hill. He scattered eight hits before giving way to junior reliever Adam Shatkun (Plainview, N.Y.), who pitched two scoreless innings for his second save of the season.

Binghamton trailed 2-0 before plating four runs in the third inning - one on an RBI single by sophomore second baseman Matt Simek (Vestal, N.Y.). But the Mountain Hawks responded with a four-spot of their own in the bottom of the inning. Binghamton got one back in the fourth inning on an RBI double by sophomore third baseman Justin Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), and then scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the sixth inning on a Smucker RBI single and a sacrifice fly by junior designated hitter Matthieu Bergeron (St. Celestin, Quebec). Smucker wound up 3-for-4 with 2 RBI, junior center fielder Aaron Davis (San Francisco, Calif.) went 2-for-4 and Bergeron boosted his team-best RBI count to 12 with a pair of runs driven in.

In game two, Lehigh jumped on BU starter Jarrod Rampey (Rochester, N.Y.) for three runs in the first inning (3-run home run) and added single tallies in the second and third. The Bearcats, who were held to five hits, plated their two runs in the seventh inning on a solo home run off the bat of senior first baseman Jamie Boyer (Lancaster, Pa.) and a fielder's choice from senior shortstop Keith Ford (Broken Arrow, Okla.). Boyer went 2-for-2, and his home run was the 23rd of his career, moving him to within four of all-time leader and former teammate Jay Balback (27).

The teams are slated to play another twinbill Sunday afternoon, though the weather forecast is calling for rain.


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