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Binghamton baseball beats UMass-Lowell on Senior Day 7-3 thanks to Nevares' big day

VESTAL, N.Y. - On Senior Day, second baseman Daniel Nevares continued his torrid hitting with a 3-for-4, 6-RBI performance to lift Binghamton (19-21, 10-10 America East) to a 7-3 win over visiting UMass Lowell (18-18, 9-8 AE) in the rubber game of a three-game series Sunday afternoon from the Bearcats Sports Complex.
The win was BUís ninth in its last 11 games and firmed up the teamís top-four playoff position. Binghamton has a three-game cushion with three games remaining.

After a 4-for-5, two-home run, five-RBI showing in Game 1 on Saturday, Nevares went back to work on Sunday, hitting a two-run home run, a three-run triple and an RBI single for his six runs driven in. He finished the weekend with three home runs, six extra-base hits and 11 RBI (1.75 slugging), flirting with hitting for the cycle on both days.

Sophomore Jake Cryts (W, 4-4) allowed just four hits and two earned runs in 7.2 innings. Cryts struck out four before giving way to junior Greg Ostner, who worked the final 1.1 scoreless innings.

The top three hitters in BUís lineup went a combined 9-for-13 in the finale. Junior right fielder Zach Blanden (3-for-5) led off the game with a single and senior center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz (3-for-4, 3 runs) followed with a single on a perfectly-executed hit-and-run. With Blanden on third, Nevares pulled a single to left field to score the gameís first run. Two batters later, senior first baseman Shaun McGraw hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Bereszniewicz to make it 2-0.

Lowell got single runs in the third and fifth innings to tie it at 2-2 but the Bearcats countered in the bottom of the fifth. Bereszniewicz hit a two-out double to center and with a strong wind blowing to right, Nevares sent an 0-2 pitch up into the jet stream and it carried past the River Hawksí bullpen for a two-run home run. The opposite-field blast was Nevaresí third of the weekend and fourth of the season.

Binghamton tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the seventh - all courtesy of Nevares. Freshman catcher Eddie Posavec led off with a walk and Blanden followed with an infield single. Bereszniewicz loaded the bases with a textbook bunt single down the third base line. Nevares then sliced an 0-2 pitch into the alley in right center, clearing the bases.

Ostner left a pair of runners stranded with a game-ending strikeout.
Before the first pitch, BU honored its five graduating seniors: Nevares, Bereszniewicz, McGraw, shortstop John Howell and pitcher Jed Lemen.

The Bearcats have a bye conference weekend upcoming and will head to Boston College for a three-game set against the ACC-member Eagles.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Athletic Website)

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