Bearcats Finish Off Sweep

By wbng sports

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:25 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) - Binghamton (16-17, 7-3 America East) continued its offensive production with 17 runs on 18 hits and completed a three-game sweep of visiting UMBC (7-25, 3-7 AE) with a 17-7 win on a rainy Sunday afternoon from Varsity Field.

The victory was BU's fifth consecutive and 10th in its last 13 games.

The Bearcats have scored in double digits five straight games and outscored the Retrievers 47-13 in the series.

Binghamton snapped a 1-1 tie with six runs in the third inning and added five more in the fourth to pull away.

The Bearcats scored runs in six of eight innings in support of sophomore Mike Augliera, who tossed six innings of three-hit ball.

Augliera (2-2) struck out five, walked none and allowed one run.

The Bearcats batted around in the third inning, combining six hits with two UMBC errors to plate six runs.

Senior designated hitter Joe Charron had a two-run single to highlight the barrage.

In the fourth frame, junior outfielder Corey Taylor delivered a two-run single and senior second baseman Jeff Abrams belted a three-run home run to left center for a 12-1 advantage.

After the Retrievers scored six times off BU's bullpen in the eighth, freshman shortstop Jordon Smucker's two-run single fueled a three-run bottom of the eighth to close out the scoring.

Taylor ripped his eighth home run of the season to lead off the second inning and wound up 3-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored.

Junior right fielder Peter Bregartner went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Senior second baseman Jim Calderone hit his first home run of the season with one out in the fifth inning (solo) and kept his team-best season average at .397 with a 2-for-4 performance.

Smucker and junior center fielder Henry Dunn had two hits apiece.

Binghamton will next host Cornell in a non-conference game at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Courtesy: Binghamton University

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