Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:44:21 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

B-Mets get 5-2 win thanks to Lawley's big homer and great defense in field

BINGHAMTON, NY - Dustin Lawley ripped a three-run homer and Rainy Lara struck out a season-high seven Harrisburg Senators in the Binghamton Mets' 5-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Lawley also doubled and scored to lead Binghamton to their third win in four games.

After a 60-minute rain delay and a scoreless first inning, the B-Mets got on the board in the second against Harrisburg starter Paolo Espino. The veteran right-hander hit Jayce Boyd to start inning and walked Cory Vaughn. Lawley cashed in by threading a three-run homer over the left-field wall. His second homer of the season gave the B-Mets an early 3-0 lead.

Harrisburg busted out the lumber to trim Binghamton's lead in the fourth. Matt Skole turned on a 3-2 pitch from Lara, depositing his first home run of the season over the right-field wall. Skole's solo blast made it a 3-1 game.

Espino rebounded smoothly after Lawley's home run and retired ten of the final eleven batters he faced. The righty exited after allowing two hits over five innings of work.

Lara put down eight of the next nine Senators he faced following Skole's round-tripper before running into trouble in the seventh. The righty issued his first walk of the game to Kevin Keyes. Two batters later, Ricky Hague bounced an RBI double off the right-field wall and ended Lara's day.

Reliever John Church took over with two outs and Hague on second. Sean Nicol greeted the righty by bouncing a single up the middle. B-Mets centerfielder Kyle Johnson fired a one-hopper to plate to nab Hague, preserving Binghamton's 3-2 lead.

Binghamton added breathing room with two runs in the eighth against Tyler Herron. Lawley and Travis Taijeron started the inning with back-to-back doubles, putting runners at second and third. Matt Clark delivered a pinch-hit sac fly to left and Wilfredo Tovar bounced an RBI single into right, kicking the B-Mets lead to three.

Jack Leathersich took over in the ninth and worked around a leadoff walk to post a scoreless inning, earning his first save of the season.

Lara (3-1) allowed two runs on four hits over 6-2/3 innings to snap a three-start winless streak. Espino (0-2) was tagged for three runs on a pair of hits over five innings in the loss.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets baseball)

VIEW VIDEO

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

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Jones fight scheduled, opponent changes
Wednesday afternoon the date was set for the rematch the UFC world has been waiting for, Jon "Bones" Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.  The fight was to be part of UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27.... more

B-Mets salvage series, avoid sweep
BINGHAMTON, NY Steven Matz tossed seven strong innings and the Binghamton Mets backed him with an eleven-hit attack in a 4-2 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Wednesday night.  Binghamton... more

B-Mets victimized by walk-off
BINGHAMTON, NY The Binghamton Mets gave up a walk-off double to Jonathan Roof in the bottom of the ninth inning and fell to the Portland Sea Dogs, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. Dilson... more

Plays of the Week VIEW VIDEO
After a week of great tennis, rugby, competitive eating and baseball there's plenty of nominees to choose from but only five can make the Shortline Coach USA Plays of the... more

B-Mets bats fall just short late in series opening loss
PORTLAND, ME The Portland Sea Dogs plated two runs in the third inning and matched the Binghamton Mets run-for-run over the final six frames in a 6-4 win on Monday night at Hadlock Field. TJ Rivera... more

B-Mets beat Trenton 5-2 thanks to big day from Burgamy VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY - Brian Burgamy belted a pair of two-run homers to lead the Binghamton Mets to a 5-2 win over the Trenton Thunder on Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Dustin Lawley capped... more

LG&T Singles and Doubles Final on last day of tournament VIEW VIDEO
Binghamton, July 20, 2014 Sergiy Stakhovsky captured the 2014 Levene Gouldin & Thompson $50,000 Tennis Challenger in front of a near capacity crowd on a sunny 70 degree day, Sunday afternoon at... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 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.

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 .




ADVERTISEMENT

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