Immediate Release: April 17, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
sweeps doubleheader from UMBC
have now won nine of their past 11 games
1 Box: Binghamton 10, UMBC 3 (9 innings)
2 Box: Binghamton 11, UMBC 8 (7 innings)
Md.. - Binghamton (14-9, 4-1 AE) continued its offensive outburst
on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader at UMBC (6-22, 1-4 AE).
The Bearcats won the first game 10-3 before taking the nightcap
Senior left fielder Joe Costello (Ventnor, N.J.) and senior
third baseman Jay Balback (Millsboro, Del.) were the offensive
heroes of the first game. Costello went 3-for-5 with a home run
and three RBI while Balback went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo
home runs. Costello's two-run homer in the top of the first inning
gave the Bearcats a 2-0 lead. Balback was the next batter and
he homered to extend the lead to 3-0. Balback's second home run
of the game was a solo shot to lead off the top of the ninth
inning to make the score 10-3. Freshman first baseman Brendan
Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) also had three hits and scored
three runs in the opener.
Balback once again delivered the biggest blow of the second game
as he crushed a three-run home run in the fifth inning. He went
3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. Costello went 2-for-4 with
a pair of runs and two RBI. Binghamton led 6-4 after just the
first inning and 11-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning.
UMBC got three runs back in the sixth inning but the Bearcats
held on the rest of the way for the win.
Junior Mike Weglinski (Hyde Park, N.Y.) got the win in
the first game, improving his record to 3-0 on the season. Freshman
Zach Groh (Reading, Pa.) was the winning pitcher in the
nightcap and his record now stands at 2-1. Junior Tom Gaube
(Vestal, N.Y.) notched his second save of the season in the
Binghamton and UMBC conclude their three-game series on Sunday
at 2 p.m.