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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2011
Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball swept by Stony Brook in twinbill Saturday
First-place Seawolves register wins of 4-1 and 8-3

Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton (20-23, 12-7 AE) suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of America East leading Stony Brook (37-10, 18-2 AE) Saturday afternoon at Varsity Field. With their three victories this weekend, Stony Brook remains the favorite to capture this year's number one seed and host the 2011 America East Championship beginning on May 25.

Stony Brook received a strong pitching performance from junior pitcher Tyler Johnson as they defeated Binghamton 4-1 in the first game of a double dip. Johnson (8-2) allowed just one run and registered nine strikeouts in seven innings.

Binghamton, who outhit Stony Brook 7-4, left a total of nine batters on base, including runners on second and third during a late seventh inning rally that brought the tying run to the plate. Junior pitcher Mike Augliera (6-4) put together yet another solid outing, only allowing two earned runs and four hits in six innings of work.

Freshman shortstop John Howell went 3-for-3 at the plate, upping his batting average to .294. Howell scored BU's lone run off of a seventh inning RBI bloop double down the left field line by junior first baseman Dave Ciocchi.
In what was a back and forth affair, game two of the doubleheader was highlighted by Stony Brook's middle of the order. Senior infielders Chad Marshall and Stephen Marino each knocked in three runs for the Seawolves in their 8-3 victory.

Binghamton opened the scoring with a second inning RBI single up the middle by sophomore third baseman Jordon Smucker giving the bearcats a 1-0 lead.

With a run in the following inning, Stony Brook tied the game at one but seemed to be baffled by sophomore starter Jay Lynch. Lynch at one point retired nine straight batters, until the top of the sixth inning where Stony Brook broke out for three runs. Three straight two-out hits, including back-to-back doubles to left field, made the score 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Senior catcher CJ Lukaszewski started off the sixth with a single up the middle and senior outfielder Corey Taylor quickly followed with a double down the first base line setting the Bearcats up with runners on second and third with one out. Senior outfielder Peter Bregartner laced a hot shot down the first base line which resulted in a fielding error, scoring both Lukaszewski and Taylor and pulling the host squad within 4-3.

With BU trailing 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth, Stony Brook capitalized with runners in scoring position as Marshall singled home two runs. Marino added an RBI single to cap the Seawolves' scoring for the afternoon.

Smucker went 2-for-4 in the nightcap, including an RBI single, while Lukaszewski, Taylor and Bregartner each tallied one hit and one run for the Bearcats.

Lynch (5-5) struck out four batters and allowed four earned runs in 6.2 innings.

Binghamton heads to Maine for its final regular-season series on Friday and Saturday with doubleheaders each day.

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