Immediate Release: May 22, 2010
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Binghamton (30-18, 21-3 AE) finished off a three-game sweep of host Stony Brook (26-25, 15-9 AE) with a 13-6 win Saturday afternoon at University Field. The Bearcats, who wrapped up the program's fourth straight America East regular season title on Friday, will carry an NCAA-best 14-game win streak into the conference championship, which BU will host beginning Wednesday on campus. Top-seeded BU will face fourth-seeded Albany at 3 p.m. on Wednesday with No. 3 Stony Brook meeting No. 2 Maine in the 11 a.m. contest.
Binghamton has won 19 of its last 20 games to tie the school record for wins in a season (30) set by the 2009 team. The 14-game win streak is the longest current streak of any Division I team in the country (eighth longest this season) and BU's 12-game road win streak is also the longest current streak in the nation. Binghamton also extended its win streak against America East opponents to 18 games and finished off the third-best conference win percentage (21-3, .875) in America East history and best percentage in the last 12 years.
The Bearcats are also one win away from increasing their win total in seven consecutive seasons - believed to be an NCAA Division I baseball record.
The Bearcats trailed 2-1 in the eighth inning before exploding for seven runs. The team then added five more in the ninth before Stony Brook got four back in its final at-bat. In the eighth, BU plated the seven runs on four hits - all after two were out. Sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi belted a two-run triple and junior catcher C.J. Lukaszewski added a two-run single to highlight the big eighth inning.
Senior designated hitter Joe Charron stroked an RBI single in the ninth inning to extend his school-record hit streak to 18 games.
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