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For Immediate Release: March 6, 2009
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball falls in series-opener at New Mexico 15-3

Box Score

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Host New Mexico (10-2) scored nine runs in the first four innings and went on to a 15-3 win over Binghamton Friday night at Isotopes Park. The Lobos, who entered the game averaging more than 11 runs per game, outhit BU 18-7 in the first of a four-game series.

The Bearcats took an early 1-0 lead on a first-inning two-out solo home run by junior left fielder Joe Charron. But the Lobos struck for three in the bottom of the frame and never looked back.

Binghamton plated another run in the top of the second on an RBI groundout by junior shortstop Jeff Abrams, which made the score 3-2. Senior third baseman Kyle Klee led off with a single to right field and came around to score on the Abrams contact, cutting the deficit to 3-2.

But New Mexico scored four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth to pull away.

Charron added an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, scoring sophomore center fielder Henry Dunn, who had opened the frame with a single.

Senior lefty Jeff Dennis took the loss after surrendering nine runs in four innings.

The teams will play a twinbill Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. (ET).

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