Release: April 13, 2008
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Baseball wins finale, takes 3 of 4 from UMBC with 10-8 win
Klee drives in three, Bregartner extends hit streak to 14
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.
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.
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
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 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.
returns to action on Tuesday at Siena for a 4 p.m. contest.