Immediate Release: April 22, 2006
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throws two-hitter; BU baseball splits a twinbill at Vermont
pitcher tosses six hitless innings in game one
Game 1 Box
Vt. - Senior pitcher Jarrod
Rampey (Rochester, N.Y.) flirted with perfect game until
Vermont's Kyle Brault hit a single to lead off the bottom of
the fifth inning in the first game leading Binghamton (19-13-1,
6-4 America East) to an 13-0 win and a doubleheader split at
Vermont (8-25, 6-2 AE) Saturday afternoon at Centennial Field.
The Catamounts won the second game 11-9.
In the first game Rampey was given 1-0 lead on a RBI double in
the top of the first inning by junior second baseman Matt
Simek (Vestal, N.Y.) scoring junior shortstop Justin
Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.). That would be all the run support
Rampey would need. The Bearcats then cushioned their lead plating
five runs in the fourth, two in fifth and five more in the seventh.
Rampey pitched a remarkable game, going all seven innings for
the shutout, only allowing a pair of hits which came in the bottom
of the fifth while striking out five and walking nobody.
Binghamton's number nine through four hitters went a combined
11-for-22 (.500) with seven runs scored and nine RBI in the first
game. Freshman third baseman Kyle
Klee (Rochester, N.Y.) and Smucker each went 3-for-4. Klee
had a pair of RBI and runs scored, while Smucker touched the
plate three times and knocked in an RBI. Junior first baseman
Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) went 2-for-5, including a double
and batted in three. Junior designated hitter Jeff
Wertepny (Des Plaines, Ill.) went 3-for-3 with a pair of
runs scored. All of Binghamton's starting hitters reached base
safely at least once.
In the second game Vermont's offense awoke, just outscoring the
Bearcats 11-9. Junior catcher Pat
Haughie (St. James, N.Y.) went 3-for-4, including a double.
He also drove in three while Hitchcock went 3-for-5 with an RBI
and a run scored. The Catamounts scored in four of eight innings
to build the winning margin, including seven runs in the fourth.
Binghamton will next travel to Lemoyne on Wednesday for a 4 p.m.
NOTE: All of Binghamton's starting hitters reached base
safely at least once in the first game.