B-Mets Beat Thunder and the Rain

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 21, 2009 at 11:08 PM EDT

Starter Mike Antonini went five innings giving up four runs on seven hits, but it was good enough to get the win thanks to the B-Mets offensive explosion in the fourth inning. Binghamton scored seven runs in the fourth inning, there largest run total for any inning this season.

The inning started off with a catcher’s interference call against Trenton’s Francisco Cervelli allowing Carl Loadenthal to reach base. Josh Thole followed with a single to right and Caleb Stewart followed up with a walk off Thunder starter Eric Hacker loading the bases. After Hacker struck out Bowman, Duda walked to bring home Loadenthal from third. Then D.J. Wabick reached on Marcos Vechionacci’s error on a tapper to third allowing Thole to score, tying the game.

Matt Bouchard came up next with the bases full and dropped a single into center to score Stewart. With the bases still loaded, Binghamton (6-4) got their first extra-base hit from Ruben Tejada who drove home two to give the B-Mets a substantial 6-3 lead. Two more runs came across on an error and a wild pitch.

In the fifth, Trenton (6-4) plated a fourth run off of Antonini thanks to a Reegie Corona walk, a Colin Curtis double and an RBI groundout by Edwar Gonzalez.

Eric Brown relieved Antonini in the sixth and gave up a run on a run-scoring triple by Kevin Smith, which brought in Chris Malec. However, it was the final run that Trenton could score because the game was called after a 42-minute delay making the game final in five and a half innings.

Hacker went four innings giving up eight runs to take his first loss for Trenton.

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