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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball keeps offense rolling with 11-0 road win over Siena
Bearcats turn school-record six double plays, win for fourth time in last five

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Binghamton (10-15) continued its recent offensive production with 11 runs and turned a school-record six double plays en route to an 11-0 win over host Siena (13-18) in a non-league game Tuesday afternoon. The win was BU's fourth in its last five games and the six double plays were one shy of the NCAA Division I record (7), shared by three teams. Binghamton has outscored its last two opponents by a 23-3 margin.

The Bearcats took advantage of two Siena errors and plated three runs in the first inning. Binghamton then added three more runs on three hits in the second to take command. The Bearcats then added single runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings and two in the eighth to complete the scoring.

Junior right fielder Corey Taylor went 3-for-5 with three RBI, raising his team-high total to 32 RBI in 25 games. Freshman third baseman Mike Thompson belted a two-run home run in the ninth inning - his first collegiate shot - and went 2-for-5. Freshman shortstop Jordon Smucker, senior second baseman Jim Calderone and junior left fielder Jeff Skelhorne-Gross each had two hits and an RBI.

Freshman Joseph Swindells and sophomore Walker McKinven tossed two scoreless innings apiece - part of a combined shutout shared by seven BU pitchers. Swindells (2-1) was given the win with his effective work in the predetermined rotation. He allowed two hits and struck out one, lowering his season ERA to 1.93 in seven appearances.

Binghamton's defense turned double plays in the second (6-4-3), third (6-4-3), fifth (5-4-3), sixth (5-4-3), seventh (6-3) and eighth (4-6-3) innings.

Binghamton hosts Maine in a four-game set this Saturday and Sunday at Varsity Field. The Black Bears were picked to win the America East in the Coaches' Preseason Poll. Games begin at noon both days.

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