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B-Mets Sweep in "Broom" County

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Portland Sea Dogs and moved within four games of first place with a 13-3 victory on Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. In front of a season-high home crowd of 5,906, the B-Mets pounded out eleven hits, including five for extra-bases, in their largest win of the season.

Binghamton got on the board in the second inning against Luis Diaz. Taijeron walked and Brandon Nimmo singled with one-out to put two on for Xorge Carrillo. The catcher smacked a double down the left-field line to score both runners. Carrillo moved to third base on single by Rylan Sandoval and scored when Diaz threw the ball away on an attempted pick-off. Sandoval went to third on the play. Dilson Herrera hit a sacrifice fly to center field that drove in Sandoval for the 4-0 Binghamton lead.

Portland didn’t get to Steven Matz through the first four innings. The lefty retired the initial twelve batters he faced before giving up a lead-off double to Sean Coyle in the fifth. Keury De La Cruz connected on a two-out single to bring the runner home and make the score 4-1.

The road team cut into the Binghamton lead again in the sixth. Heiker Menesses singled and Peter Hissey walked to start things off. The runners moved up a bag on a sacrifice bunt by Shannon Wilkerson. Blake Swihart came through with an two RBI double to drive Matz from the game and file down the deficit to 4-3.

The B-Mets blew the game open in the seventh against Robby Scott. Kyle Johnson and Herrera hit-back-to-back singles to start the frame. Brian Burgamy then grounded to short, but the ball was bobbled by Menesses and everyone was safe. Dustin Lawley hit a sacrifice fly center field to bring home Johnson. With one out, Ceciliani tripled to right-center field to clear the bases. The next batter, Taijeron, doubled to left-field, Ceciliani came home and Binghamton took an 8-3 lead.

The offense continued in the eighth. Michael Olmstead issued free passes to Sandoval and Johnson to put two one with nobody out. Lawley hit a ground ball that went through the legs of the third baseman, Almanzar Both runners scored on the error. After a Ceciliani single, Taijeron hooked a three-run home run inside the right-field pole to cap off the Binghamton scoring and make the score 13-3.

Matz (2-1) went 5-1/3 innings, allowed three runs and struck out five. Diaz (3-2) gave up four runs (three earned) in 5-2/3 frames and struck out nine. Jack Leathersich and Chase Huchingson kept Portland at bay with a combined 2-2/3 scoreless innings. Cody Satterwhite struck out the side in the ninth to nail down the victory.

The B-Mets (55-37) hit the road to start a series against the Erie SeaWolves on Friday at 7:05 PM. RHP Tyler Pill rainy Lara takes the hill for Binghamton against a pitcher to be announced for Erie. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show, starting at 6:50 PM, can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF and on the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network via the TuneIn App.

POSTGAME NOTES: The B-Mets outscored the Sea Dogs 31-8 over the four-game sweep…Binghamton hit six home runs in the series…The team’s combined to strike out 23 times…the B-Mets handed the Sea Dogs their first four-game losing streak of the season.

Catch the future stars of the New York Mets all season long at NYSEG Stadium. Visit BMETS.COM, stop by the box office or call 723-METS for tickets.

Be sure to follow the B-Mets on Facebook, Twitter and at the team’s official website (www.bmets.com) 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 bmets.mlblogs.com.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)

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