Immediate Release: April 27, 2005
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Binghamton (17-17-1) split a twinbill with Le Moyne (16-15) Wednesday afternoon from Dick Rockwell Field, rallying for a 12-6 win in the opener before losing the nightcap 4-1. With the split, BU has now won nine of its last 11 games.
In the opener, the Bearcats trailed 5-3 in the seventh inning - their final at-bat - before stunning the Dolphins with nine runs. Binghamton sent 14 batters to the plate, stringing together seven hits and taking advantage of two costly Le Moyne errors to score seven unearned runs. Sophomore shortstop Justin Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.) hit a two-run single and sophomore first baseman Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) stroked a two-run double in the inning.
Sophomore second baseman Matt Simek (Vestal, N.Y.) and junior center fielder Aaron Davis (San Francisco, Calif.) had two hits and an RBI apiece. Junior reliever Adam Shaktun (Plainview, N.Y.) picked up his second win of the season.
Le Moyne belted four home runs in the game but committed five errors.
In game two, the Dolphins broke a 1-1 deadlock with three decisive runs in the bottom of the sixth inning - courtesy of just one base hit. Le Moyne hit a two-run home run after being on the receiving end of a BU error, a hit batter, a wild pitch and a passed ball. Binghamton, meanwhile, left runners on base in every inning except the seventh, when they went down in order to end the game.
The Bearcats stranded 21 runners in the two games.
Junior third baseman Matthieu Bergeron (St. Celestin, Quebec) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the fifth inning. That extended his hit streak to a season-high 12 games. In game one, he had delivered an RBI single in the wild seventh inning.
Binghamton next heads to Albany for a three-game conference set this Saturday and Sunday.
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