Release: May 4, 2008
BURLINGTON, Vt. Senior lefthander Gio Yannuzzi (Binghamton, N.Y.) brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning and red-hot Binghamton (22-23, 10-6 AE) rapped 16 hits in a 9-1 win over Vermont (21-20, 7-9 AE) Sunday afternoon from Centennial Field. The Bearcats captured three of the four games in the weekend series and moved to within one game of first place in the America East standings. Binghamton has now won 12 of its last 14 games and 15 of 19.
Yannuzzi (2-4) was near-perfect for the visiting Bearcats. He retired the Catamounts in order in six of the first seven innings, with a fourth-inning walk his only blemish. Yannuzzi struck out six and took a no-hitter and shutout into the eighth inning of the nine-inning game. In the eighth, Vermont broke the shutout first, with two errors, a fly out and an unearned run, and then with two out, Yannuzzi gave up his only hit - a double off the fence. He was replaced by freshman James Giulietti (Plainview, N.Y.), who struck out three in the final 1.1 innings.
Meanwhile, the Bearcats offered Yannuzzi plenty of offensive support with 16 hits and runs in five of the first seven innings.
Freshman third baseman Brian Ivan (Toronto, Ontario) went 3-for-3 with three RBI, junior designated hitter Tom Baileys (Apalachin, N.Y.) drove in a pair, and junior first baseman Ryan Holley (Frankfort, Ill.) and freshman right fielder Peter Bregartner (East Islip, N.Y.) each went 3-for-5. Ivan delivered RBI singles in the first, third and eighth innings. He also put down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning and walked in the seventh.
Binghamton stretched a 3-0 lead with two runs in the fourth and three more in the seventh. Feshman center fielder Corey Taylor (Vestal, N.Y.) hit a solo home run in the fourth inning - his second of the season - and sophomore left fielder Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) added an RBI double in the inning. Both Taylor and Charron had two hits and an RBI in the game.
In the seventh, Baileys stroked a two-run double to make it 8-0.
Binghamton next heads to Hartford for a four-game weekend set with the Hawks beginning on Friday.
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