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For Immediate Release: April 12, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU baseball splits twinbill with UMBC, winning 13-2 before falling 9-4
Bregartner extends hit streak to 13 games; Charron drives in five runs

Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

VESTAL, N.Y.– In a feast or famine scenario for both teams, Binghamton (9-20, 2-5 AE) and UMBC (10-18, 2-5 AE) split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon from Varsity Field. The Bearcats won the opener 13-2 before the visiting Retrievers returned the favor in a 9-4 game two win.

In game one, junior starter Jeff Dennis (North Syracuse, N.Y.) scattered five hits and two runs over seven innings and BU broke away from a 2-2 tie with five runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth. After allowing a pair of runs in the third, Dennis (2-4) held the Retrievers in check over the final four innings, surrendering just two hits and inducing a pair of double-play groundouts.

Offensively, sophomore left fielder Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and five RBI. Junior first baseman Ryan Holley (Frankfort, Ill.) belted a two-run shot and had three RBI, and freshman right fielder Peter Bregartner (East Islip, N.Y.) extended his hit streak with a two-run double in the fourth inning.

Charron hit his team-high sixth home run of the spring - a shot over the left center wall in the fifth inning. He also produced an RBI single in the first and an RBI double in the fourth. Holley's blast was his third of the season and came with two out in the fifth.

Freshman third baseman Brian Ivan (Toronto, Ontario) and senior center fielder Ryan James (Wading River, N.Y.) had two hits apiece.

In game two however, BU dug itself a 9-0 hole and couldn't rally. Bregartner went 3-for-4 to extend his hit streak to 13 games. He is batting .480 (24-for-50) during that span.

UMBC stretched a 2-0 lead with seven runs in the fourth inning, and outhit BU 12-7. Holley hit a two-run double in the sixth inning for the Bearcats.

The teams finish their four-game set with a single game Sunday at NYSEG Stadium. The game, televised live on Time Warner Sports, will begin at 2 p.m.

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