Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:26:34 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

B-Mets PIll hits and pitches his team to 8-2 win over Altoona

ALTOONA, PA - The Binghamton Mets racked up 13 hits, including a half-dozen for extra-bases, in an 8-2 victory over the Altoona Curve on Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Every B-Met starter, including pitcher Tyler Pill, collected at least one hit in the club's 14th win in the last 17 games. Kyle Johnson led the offensive charge with three RBI on three hits, finishing a home run shy of the cycle.

Binghamton jumped out to the early lead in the first. Johnson greeted starter Adrian Sampson by lining the second pitch of the game into center for a single. The B-Mets leadoff hitter moved to third on Dilson Herrera's single and scored the game's first run on a groundout by Brian Burgamy.

After coming up empty on a pair of threats in the second and third, Binghamton used a two-out push to break through in the fourth. Darrell Ceciliani started the rally by bouncing a double off the right-field wall. Xorge Carillo followed with a walk and Tyler Pill loaded the bases on an infield single to first. Johnson chased all three home by threading a triple down the right-field line, kicking Binghamton's lead to 4-0.

Pill sailed through his first four innings without allowing a run. He needed just 48 pitches to navigate the stretch and nullified the only threat my stranding two runners in the third inning. Altoona finally got to the righty in the fifth. Andy Vasquez pulled a triple down the right-field line and came home on a groundout by Jarek Cunningham.

Binghamton broke the game open and chased Sampson from the game in the seventh. Following Pill's leadoff single, Herrera ripped an RBI double to the left-field corner. Burgamy deposited a run-producing two-bagger to center, ending Sampson's night. Dustin Lawley greeted reliever Quinton Miller by blasting a two-run homer to left-field. His tenth long ball of the season gave Binghamton an 8-1 lead.

The Curve carved out their final run of the game against Pill in the seventh, his final inning of work. With one aboard, Willy Garcia laced an RBI double into left. Pill collected one more out before ceding to the bullpen to take it the rest of the way.

Pill (6-5) allowed two runs on five hits over 6-2/3 innings. The righty issued no walks and struck six while extending his unbeaten streak to nine games. Sampson (5-5) was tagged for seven runs on eleven hits over 6-1/3 innings.

The B-Mets (46-33) continue their four-game series against the Curve on Saturday night at 6:00 PM. LHP Steven Matz gets the ball for Binghamton against LHP Zack Dodson.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball Website)

View Related Articles: B-Mets, 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


B-Sens blow big lead against Springfield VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. Despite holding a 4-1 lead five minutes into the second period, the Binghamton Senators fell 6-5 to the visiting Springfield Falcons in their first loss on a Friday night this... more

High School Basketball Highlights and Scores VIEW VIDEO
Boys Scores Maine-Endwell 49 - Union-Endicott 55 Final Windsor 51 - Johnson City 73 Final Ithaca 72 - Binghamton 60 Final Vestal 38 - Horseheads 53 Final Corning 46 - Elmira 74... more

Binghamton Women's Hoops falls to Siena 62-53 VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. Visiting Siena had four players reach double figures in scoring en route to a 62-53 win over Binghamton in a non-conference women's basketball game on Friday night at the Events... more

B-Mets named organization Affiliate of the Year VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY Three months after winning their third Eastern League title in franchise history, the Binghamton Mets have been recognized as the Minor League Affiliate of the Year by New York Mets... more

Dempsey wants to do something special against Bonnies VIEW VIDEO
Tommy Dempsey has scratched his head more than a few times over the past few months wondering how to turn this season around.  The lowest point, last Monday's loss to Division II Caldwell.  Since... more

B-Sens make headlines for all the wrong reasons VIEW VIDEO
The saying goes: "any news is good news."  Try telling that to Andrew Hammond. The Binghamton Senators goaltender had a night to forget Wednesday when he was tagged for three goals on three shots... more

BU's Rodriguez pressing lately VIEW VIDEO
Prior to the start of the season, there were many eager fans waiting for a chance to see the latest crop of freshmen recruited by Tommy Dempsey to play at BU.  One of the most intriguing names was... 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...