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B-Mets get 4-2 win over Trenton to gain a game in the standings

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Mets scored four unanswered runs, highlighted by a three-run fourth inning, in a 4-2 win over the Trenton Thunder Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Four pitchers combined to hold Trenton to four hits, and just one after the third inning. The win helped the B-Mets avoid a sweep and move within one game of first place.

Trenton scored both of their runs in the third inning against Tyler Pill. He hit the ninth hitter, Jose Rosario, with a pitch to begin the frame, before allowing a single to Jake Cave. Tony Renda cracked the scoreboard with an RBI groundout to second base. Tyler Austin followed with an RBI single up the middle to double Trenton's lead. Austin drove in a run in all three games of the series.

The B-Mets hung a three spot on Cale Coshow in the fourth inning, taking the lead in his Double-A debut. The righty hit Josh Rodriguez to begin the inning, before allowing a single to Brock Peterson. He then loaded the bases with a walk of Vince Belnome before allowing an RBI groundout to Joe Benson. The B-Mets tied the game a batter later on a LJ Mazzilli basehit to center. Jared King capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to center field to give Binghamton a 3-2 lead.

The B-Mets widened the gap in the fifth, as Gavin Cecchini led off the inning by sneaking a double inside the third base bag. TJ Rivera followed with a single to center field, where Jake Cave over ran the ball to allow Cecchini to score. It would cap the scoring.

Tyler Pill went the first 5-2/3 innings before giving way to the bullpen to preserve the lead. Josh Smoker retired all four batters he faced before Jon Velasquez tossed a 1-2-3 eighth.

Paul Sewald came on for the save and allowed a leadoff double to Mark Payton. After a pair of fly outs, Sewald walked Eddy Rodriguez, a .200 hitter, to put the potential tying run on base. Sewald bounced back, striking out Rosario swinging to shut the door in the B-Met victory.

Pill (2-0) allowed three hits and two runs in 5-2/3 innings. He has won each of his first two B-Met starts. Coshow (0-1) lost his Double-A debut, allowing four runs and five hits in four-plus innings. Sewald notched his 18th save in 19 tries.

The B-Mets (62-51) enjoy an off day Monday before a six-game road trip that begins in Altoona Tuesday at 7:05 PM.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)