UMaine baseball entertains Binghamton

Posted May 19, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.
Last modified May 19, 2011, at 11:54 p.m.

MAINE vs. BINGHAMTON

Time, site: Friday (2), 2 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono

Records: Maine 26-21 (15-5 America East), Binghamton 20-23 (12-7)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 18-15, Binghamton 6-0 on 5/27/10

Top hitters: Maine — 1B Justin Leisenheimer (.331, 5 HR, 17 RBI), RF Joey Martin (.324-4-40, 15 stolen bases), SS Michael Fransoso (.307-4-28, 15 SB), CF Taylor Lewis (.291-3-25 RBI, 18 SB), 2B Troy Black (.422-0-15); Binghamton — RF Peter Bregartner (.348-3-30, 8 SB), 1B Dave Ciocchi (.338-4-29, 11 SB), LF Corey Taylor (.325-3-16, 11 SB), CF Bill Bereszniewicz (.345-0-16)

Possible pitching matchups: Maine — RH Steve Perakslis (5-4, 3.92 ERA, 46 K’s), RH A.J. Bazdanes (1-4, 4.04, 61), LH Kevin Scanlan (1-1, 7.98, 16), LH Jonathan Balentina (3-1, 6.23, 37); Binghamton — LH James Giulietti (4-5, 6.04, 53), RH Mike Augliera (6-4, 3.28, 67), RH Jay Lynch (5-5, 4.48, 48), RH Joe Swindells (1-1, 7.45, 19)

Outlook: The Black Bears close out the season trying to lock up second place in the league standings. UMaine is riding an 11-game winning streak, the longest since the 1991 squad won 23 straight. In league play, UMaine ranks first in fielding percentage (.985) and is second behind Stony Brook in batting (.318) and team ERA (3.17). The Bearcats rank third in hitting (.301) and pitching (3.92), but are fifth with a .961 fielding percentage. Bregartner (.418, 3 HR, 16 RBIs) is the top batter in AE games. Binghamton has lost three in a row and five of its last nine, all against Stony Brook.

Game notes: Friday is Little League Day at Mahaney Diamond where all Little Leaguers wearing their uniforms will be granted free admission to the game.

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