Release: March 27, 2009
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Binghamton baseball squandered a strong outing from senior Jeff Dennis and lost 4-1 at Quinnipiac Friday afternoon. Dennis departed after limiting Quinnipiac to one run on three hits over seven innings. The host Bobcats broke a 1-1 tie with three deciding runs in the bottom of the eighth.
With two out a a runner on first, Quinnipiac took a walk and then followed with an RBI single and a two-run triple to close out the scoring. The Bearcats went down in order in the ninth.
Binghamton (6-8) had a 7-6 edge in hits but stranded five runners in the last six frames and had its three-game win streak snapped.
Dennis allowed three hits - the lome blemish being a solo home run in the fourth inning. He struck out five and walked two. Sophomore Morgan Smith, who entered the game with the lowest ERA in BU's bullpen (3.12), was saddled with the loss.
Sophomore catcher C.J. Lukaszewski went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Junior second baseman Jim Calderone scored Lukaszewski with a single to center in the sixth inning to even the score. Binghamton collected three hits in the inning, but stranded two runners.
Senior third baseman Kyle Klee went 2-for-4.
The Bearcats play a doubleheader Saturday at Central Connecticut State. The games, which begin at 1 p.m., are being played at Beehive Field in New Britain.
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