Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:29:25 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

B-Mets bounce back in big way

NEW BRITAIN, CT  The Binghamton Mets matched a season-high with 15 hits and Jenrry Mejia struck out eight over six innings in a 10-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. Cesar Puello doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead a B-Mets offensive attack that saw every player collect at least one hit.

Mejia had a two-run cushion before he even threw his first pitch. Danny Muno got the attack against Rock Cats starter Trevor May started immediately by leading off the game with a one-hop double off the right-field wall. Puello brought him home by skipping an RBI single past Eddie Rosario at second base. After swiping second, his 22nd stolen base of the year, Puello scored when Rhyne Hughes blistered a two-out RBI single up the middle.

Binghamton hung another crooked number on the scoreboard in the second. After surrendering a pair of singles, May fired a breaking ball to the backstop that allowed Wilfredo Tovar to score from third. Allan Dykstra lined an RBI single to right, stretching Binghamtons lead to four.

The B-Mets took advantage of more erratic throwing and sloppy fielding in the third. Following a two-out walk to Xorge Carrillo, center-fielder Danny Ortiz prolonged the inning by dropping a fly ball. May walked Muno and bounced another wild pitch, allowing Carrillo to score.

Mejia set the tone in his second rehab appearance with the B-Mets by retiring the first eight batters he faced. The right-hander side-stepped a bunt single and a walk in a scoreless third and worked around a one-out single in a shutout fourth.

May surrendered a double and struck out two before getting pulled in the middle of the fourth inning, suffering his shortest outing as a Rock Cat. Reliever Bruce Pugh collected the final out of the frame, but struggled to find the strike zone in the fifth. Carrillo blasted a double to left-center and strolled around the bases with Binghamtons sixth run as Pugh walked three straight batters.

The B-Mets refused to take their foot off the gas pedal against the Rock Cats bullpen. They tacked on two against Jose Gonzalez in the seventh and added two more off Matt Hauser in the ninth.

Nate Hanson put the only blemish on Mejias night by ripping a home run over the left-field wall to lead off the fifth inning. Mejia bounced back and retired six of seven to cap his night. Chase Huchingson took over in the seventh and allowed one on three hits over two innings of relief. Chasen Bradford closed the contest with a perfect ninth.

Mejia (2-0) surrendered just one run on three hits over six innings in the victory. May (6-6) was tagged for five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in the losing effort.

The B-Mets (61-37) conclude their four-game set in New Britain on Sunday night at 6:35 PM. RHP Erik Goeddel takes the mound against LHP Pat Dean. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show on Newsradio 1290 WNBF begins at 6:20 PM.

POSTGAME NOTES: Mejias eight strikeouts were the most in one game since he fanned nine as a Buffalo Bison on 8/30/10 against the Syracuse ChiefsDarrell Ceciliani extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the second inningBinghamton sent 50 batters to the plate in nine inningsBinghamton snapped a four-game stretch of having an opponent score first

Individual tickets for all Binghamton Mets 2013 home games are on sale now. Visit the NYSEG Stadium box office during regular operating hours, purchase them online at or call the office at (607) 723-METS.

Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the teams official website ( for more team information. Fans can also stay up to date with all the action on the field by visiting B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman at

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)

View Related Articles: B-Mets or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet

Additional Articles

Despite OT Loss, B-Sens take over top spot in division VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Senators rally came up short as they fell 5-4 in overtime to the visiting Toronto Marlies.  Despite being down 3-1 just over halfway through the second period, the... more

Tight contest does not go Bearcats way VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse fell to visiting Colgate 10-8, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference matchup from the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Bearcats (6-8, 0-3 AE) held a... more

Zlinsky's big game leads to Indians win VIEW VIDEO
Wednesday STAC Girls Lacrosse Scores and Highlights: Owego Free Academy 11 - Maine-Endwell 6 Zlinsky (OFA): 6 G, 1... more

B-Sens ready for final week of regular season VIEW VIDEO
Wednesday night marks only the second time the Binghamton Senators will play the Toronto Marlies this year, and it's the final time.  Back in February the B-Sens lost to the Marlies in Toronto 4-2... more

Mansell's role may be changing VIEW VIDEO
After suffering his second season-ending knee injury in as many seasons and needing surgery to repair both injuries, it looks like BU Guard Rob Mansell may not return to the team as a player, but as... more

Binghamton Senators lose ECHL affiliate
The Elmira Jackals announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have signed an affiliation agreement with the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately.  This move leaves the Binghamton Senators without an... more

B-Mets postponed for second straight day
PORTLAND, ME – Wednesday night’s contest between the Binghamton Mets and Portland Sea Dogs has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions. The contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader... more

Click here for more local sports...icon



 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll

Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...