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B-Mets clinch series with Bowie as offense continues to click

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BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Mets collected 11 hits in their 9-2 win over the Bowie Baysox Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium in a matchup of first-place teams. Xorge Carrillo had a season-high three hits and three RBI, as the B-Mets scored six two-out runs. Robert Gsellman allowed two unearned runs for his fourth win in his last five starts, pushing the B-Mets to a season-best 13 games over .500.

The first two Baysox batters reached on B-Met errors and later came around to score the first runs of the game. Following errors from Vince Belnome and Robert Gsellman, Bowie got on the board with a Brandon Snyder groundout to short. Quincy Latimore stroked a two-out single to center field to plate the last Baysox run of the night.

Ariel Miranda, making his third Bowie start, retired the first four batters he faced before walking TJ Rivera in the second. After a Belnome single moved Rivera to third, Joe Benson drove him home with a sacrifice fly to right. The next batter, Xorge Carrillo, hit a groundball off Corban Joseph at second base for a two-out RBI single to tie the game.

Binghamton took their first lead an inning later following a LJ Mazzilli walk and Josh Rodriguez double. With two in scoring position, Brock Peterson drove home Mazzilli with a sacrifice fly to left.

Mazzilli would draw another walk in the fifth inning and later stole second base, one of five B-Met steals in the game. TJ Rivera then delivered an RBI single to left field, doubling the B-Met lead.

Binghamton broke the game open with a five run seventh inning against the Bowie bullpen. Mazzilli led off the frame with a single and scored on a Josh Rodriguez double into the left field corner. Following a pair of outs and walks, the bases were loaded with two outs for Carrillo. The B-Met catcher lofted a ground rule double into the right field corner to plate two more runs. The very next batter, Jared King, singled sharply to left to drive in two runs, capping the five run stanza.

Gsellman (6-5) allowed two unearned runs in five innings for the victory. Miranda (1-1) suffered his first Bowie loss, allowing four runs in 4-2/3 innings. He allowed one run total in his first two Baysox starts. Three B-Met relievers combined to allow two hits over four scoreless innings.

The B-Mets (61-48) conclude their series with Bowie Wednesday at 6:35 PM. RHP Rainy Lara gets the ball against LHP Chris Lee. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 6:20 PM on Newsradio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Mets channel on TuneIn.

POSTGAME NOTES: Jared King has driven in 12 runs in his last 14 games…Robert Gsellman has allowed two total earned runs in his last five starts, winning four of them…Binghamton has scored eight or more runs in three straight home games…Five of the B-Mets last seven wins have been by six or more runs.