Immediate Release: March 12, 2004
LEXINGTON, Va. - Binghamton (4-5) had its strongest overall performance of the young 2004 season, knocking off host Virginia Military Academy (12-7), 11-2, Friday afternoon at Patchin Field. The Keydets were riding a nine-game home win streak, but BU outhit its host, 12-3, and rolled to the win.
Junior pitcher Mike Weglinski (Hyde Park, N.Y.) was brilliant in relief of injured starter Andy Hutchings. Weglinski entered in the fourth inning and didn't allow a hit in six innings of work. He struck out four to earn his first win of the season.
Offensively, freshman catcher Pat Haughie (St. James, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. Haughie rapped a two-run shot in the second inning to stake the Bearcats to an early lead. He added an RBI single in the sixth inning, when BU plated four runs to turn a 3-2 lead into a 7-2 cushion. Junior first baseman Jamie Boyer (Lancaster, Pa.) ripped a bases-clearing double to account for the other three runs.
Senior left fielder Joe Costello (Ventnor, N.J.) went deep in the fourth inning for his team-high fourth home run of the season. Costello, who was 2-for-5, has 10 RBI in his first nine games. Classmate Jay Balback (Millsboro, Del.) added a solo shot in the eighth inning.
The teams will continue their three-game series with a single game Saturday at 1 p.m.
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