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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Baseball wins finale, takes 3 of 4 from UMBC with 10-8 win

Klee drives in three, Bregartner extends hit streak to 14

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.– Binghamton junior Kyle Klee hit a go-ahead two-run double to highlight a five-run sixth inning in a 10-8 victory over visiting UMBC in Sunday's series finale at NYSEG Stadium.

After UMBC plated five in the fifth inning to erase a 4-2 deficit and pull ahead 7-4, Binghamton answered with a five-spot of its own in the sixth and rode the momentum to a series victory over the visiting Retrievers.

The Bearcats (10-20, 3-5 AE) won three of four games from UMBC (10-19, 2-6 AE) for the second straight year and have now won 14 of 17 career meetings. In addition, Binghamton has not lost a home series since April 9-10, 2005 against Vermont.

Klee's plated an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single to finish the day 2-for-4 with three RBI and lead a Bearcat lineup that produced 10 runs on 11 hits on Sunday and totaled 36 runs over the four-game weekend set.

Junior Ryan Holley (Frankfort, Ill.) had a double and plated two runs to complete the weekend 5-for-11 (.455) with 9 RBI over the four-game series.

Sophomore Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) and junior Ken Jacobi (Milford, Conn.) both completed the day 2-for-4 with an RBI apiece, while freshman Peter Bregartner (East Islip, N.Y.) had an RBI groundout in the sixth and later extended his hit streak with a leadoff double in the eighth inning.

Charron went 6-for-12 with 6 RBI in three games and has now hit safely in 10 of the last 12 games with 16 RBI during that span.
He has 10 RBI in 29 at-bats against AE opponents this spring.

Bregartner has now hit successfully in 14 straight and is batting a team-high .455 in league play. The first-year rightfielder hit 9-for-18 (.500) in series, raising his team-best average to .349.

Freshman Corey Taylor (Vestal, N.Y.) added an RBI on a fourth inning double and senior Ryan James (Wading River, N.Y.) reached base and came around to score three times in the contest.

Freshman James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y.) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of BU starter Murphy Smith (Clifton Park, N.Y.) to record the first victory of his collegiate career. Giulietti struck out two and allowed just one baserunner keeping the Retrievers' bats at bay until the Bearcats rallied.

Junior righthander Greg Lane (Binghamton, N.Y.) threw the final 1.2 innings to collect his third save of the season.

The Bearcats pushed a run across without registering a hit in the bottom of the first thanks to a leadoff walk, hit batsmen and a pair of UMBC wild pitches. After the Retrievers scored a run each in the third and fourth frames, BU plated three runs on three hits, including back-to-back doubles to take a 4-2 lead.

The Retrievers five-run fifth came on the strength of four hits - including a pair of doubles - and a pair of BU errors.

Binghamton returns to action on Tuesday at Siena for a 4 p.m. contest.

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