Immediate Release: May 14, 2011
Contact: Mike Porter (email@example.com)
BU baseball swept by Stony Brook in twinbill Saturday
Seawolves register wins of 4-1 and 8-3
Game 2 Box
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
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.
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.