For Immediate Release: February 29, 2008
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BU baseball drops series opener at VMI 11-4
Five early unearned runs help hosts defeat Bearcats

Box Score

LEXINGTON, Va.– VMI (2-2) scored five unearned runs in the second inning and went on to post a 11-4 series-opening victory over visiting Binghamton (1-3) on Friday afternoon at Gray-Minor Stadium.

The host Keydets sent ten men to the plate against Yannuzzi in the second frame. A fielding error at shortstop opened the door for the VMI offense, which capitalized with five runs on four two-out hits, highlghted by a three-run shot to left by shortstop Kevin Barefoot.

Senior starter Gio Yannuzzi (Binghamton, N.Y.) gave up five runs, none of which were earned, and left the game after only two innings after being struck in the hand by a come-backer.

For the BU offense, junior first baseman Ryan Holley (Frankfort, Ill.) led the way with two RBI while sophomore left fielder Joe Charron (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) finished the day 3-for-4.

Binghamton cut the deficit to 5-1 in the fourth inning on a RBI groundout by Holley, but VMI plated four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a commanding 9-1 lead.

Freshman catcher C.J. Lukaszewski (Kingston, N.Y.) had an RBI single in a three-run sixth for the Bearcats, but VMI answered in the bottom half of the inning with two more runs to bring the eventual final score to 11-4.

The two teams close out their series on Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader, slated for 1 p.m.

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