Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:37:44 PM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

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 snapped their seven-game losing streak at Hadlock Field while avoiding a three-game sweep. The B-Mets moved to within 4.5 games of first place in the completion of their season series with Portland.

Portland got on the board in the second inning against Matz. Sean Coyle hit a 0-1 pitch over the left-center field wall to lead off the frame and give the home team a 1-0 advantage.

It didn’t take the B-Mets long to respond against Binghamton University product Mike Augliera. Rylan Sandoval started the top of the next frame with a home run to center field that tied the game at one. It was Sandoval’s first long ball of the year.

Binghamton took their first lead in the fourth. T.J. Rivera started the rally with a double and moved to third base on a ground out from Darrell Ceciliani. Jayce Boyd brought the runner home with a single up the middle to make the score 2-1.

That advantage grew in the fifth. Dilson Herrera laced a single down the left-field line with one out and stole second base. Brian Burgamy tallied his third hit of the game with a single to put runners on the corners fro Travis Taijeron. The slugger belted a double to the gap in left-center field to score Herrera. Rivera then skied a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Burgamy for the 4-1 lead.

Portland cut into the deficit in the sixth. Ryan Lavarnway, with the Sea Dogs on Major League rehab, singled and moved to second on a ground out to start the inning. He moved to third after Michael Almanzar singled. Dave Chester came through with a single of his own, Lavarnway crossed the plateon the play to cut the B-Met lead to 4-2.

Matz (4-1) improves to 2-0 against Portland this season. Augliera (4-8) tossed six frames and allowed four runs on eight hits. He finished the night with seven strikeouts. Randy Fontanez and Cody Satterwhite pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth innings to end the game. Satterwhite picked up his ninth save of the year.

The B-Mets (61-42) continues its seven-game road trip when they head to Trenton on Thursday. RHP Tyler Pill takes the hill for the B-Mets opposite RHP Luis Severino for the Thunder. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show, starting at 5:45 PM, can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF and on the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network via the TuneIn App.

POSTGAME NOTES: Sandoval’s home run was the league-leading 99th for the team on the season…Burgamy finished the game 4-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored…Portland won the season series over the B-Mets 11-9.

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)

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


BU Softball Schedule Released VIEW VIDEO
The Binghamton University softball schedule has been set.  The 49 game season begins with the Georgia Southern Tournament from February 13th through 15th. A few non-conference opponents on the... more

McKnight leads Vestal to Section Finals
The Vestal Golden Bears followed Connor McKnight's lead in a 4-1 victory over the Owego Free Academy Indians Thursday night, as they advance to the Section IV Class A Boys Soccer Finals.  The... more

Bearcats projected for middle of the pack finish VIEW VIDEO
Tommy Dempsey's third year leading the BU Bearcats has a rather favorable preseason outlook.  The annual America East preseason poll was released Thursday and has the Bearcats finishing 5th in the... more

Lady Bearcats picked to finish last in AEast VIEW VIDEO
The preseason America East poll does not have lofty expectations for Linda Cimino's first year as the head coach at BU.  The Bearcats are projected to finish 9th out of the 9 teams in the conference.... more

Sina expected to turn heads for Lady Bearcats VIEW VIDEO
Transition periods are tough for college basketball programs, just look at the BU men over the last five-plus years.  While the same could very well happen for the Lady Bearcats under first year head... more

Wideman launches game winner in OT
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators picked up its first win on the road against the St. John’s IceCaps in dramatic fashion with a 3-2 overtime victory.  Chris Wideman scored the game-winning... more

Wednesday's Sectional High School Roundup VIEW VIDEO
Scores and Highlights from the Section IV Girls Soccer Playoffs: Class AA Ithaca 2 - Horseheads 0 Ithaca vs. Elmira, 10/31 or 11/1 TBA Class A Owego 0 - Maine-Endwell 2 M-E vs. Vestal,... 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...