Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The B-Mets used the support of two home runs, including a three-run shot from Cory Vaughn, to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6-3 at NYSEG Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Binghamton got the offense started right away against RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, Allan Dykstra hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Darrell Ceciliani.
Blake Forsythe tallied another run the second as he hit a solo home run, his first of the year, over the right field wall. New Hampshire got into the scoring column in the top of the third with an RBI single by Kevin Pillar, but the Binghamton offense was back at it in the bottom half. Cory Vaughn’s three-run blast to left field put the B-Mets up 5-1. Both teams picked up single runs in the fifth inning; Brad Glenn hit a solo home run for New Hampshire, but Cesar Puello got the run back with an RBI single.
Rafael Montero finished his day after five innings of two-run baseball. The right-hander gave up three hits and struck out six, before handing the ball to Mark Cohoon. Cohoon threw a scoreless sixth and seventh, but ran into trouble in the eighth inning. After giving up one run on two doubles, Jack Leathersich was called upon to end the threat. He retired the side without any further damage. In the ninth, Jeff Walters tossed a scoreless frame to record his second save of the season. Montero was awarded his second win in three starts.
The B-Mets (6-4) open up a three-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs at NYSEG Stadium. RHP Cory Mazzoni (0-0, 0.00) has the ball for Binghamton, against RHP Anthony Ranaudo (0-0, 1.80) for Portland. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM.
POSTGAME NOTES: Cory Vaughn’s three-run HR was the first B-Met HR of the season with runners on base…Vaughn finished the series with 7 RBI…Rafael Montero has struck out 21, and walked 1 in his three starts