Immediate Release: April 24, 2010
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton (15-17, 6-3 AE) lit up visiting UMBC for 30 runs on 37 hits in a doubleheader sweep over the Retrievers (7-24, 3-6 AE) Saturday afternoon from chilly Varsity Field. The Bearcats won 10-1 and 20-5, giving the team nine wins in its last 12 games.
In the opener, the Bearcats quickly erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the first, two in the second and fourth in the fourth to take control. Binghamton racked up 15 hits, including nine doubles.
Junior lefty James Giulietti scattered six hits and one run in the opener, lowering his league-leading ERA to 1.94. Giulietti (5-2) allowed six singles and an unearned run in the first inning. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter. In three starts against conference opponents, Giulietti owns a 3-0 record with a 0.43 ERA.
Junior outfielder Corey Taylor went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Senior designated hitter Joe Charron went 2-for-3 with two RBI and junior center fielder Henry Dunn and sophomore first baseman Dave Ciocchi had two hits and an RBI apiece.
In game two, BU got into UMBC's bullpen early with a nine-run third inning. The Bearcats blew it wide open with four runs in the fifth inning and six more in the sixth.
Junior Jeff Skelhorne-Gross delivered the biggest blow with a grand slam in the sixth inning. Skelhorne-Gross's blast, his third of the season, sailed over the left field fence. Earlier in the inning, Dunn led off with a solo shot to left - his fourth of the season.
Ciocchi went 4-for-6 with an RBI and Dunn, Calderone and junior catcher C.J. Lukaszewski had two RBI apiece. Lukaszewski went 3-for-5 and Taylor went 3-for-6 with an RBI. Taylor now has 38 RBI in 32 games.
Freshman pitcher Jay Lynch earned the win with six innings of work. Lynch (2-4) allowed five runs, struck out six and didn't walk a batter.
In the two games, four BU pitchers recorded a total of 17 strikeouts and no walks.
The two teams will attempt to work around the expected rain and complete their three-game series with a single game Sunday at noon.
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