Capsule box for UMaine games

Posted April 18, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.



Time, site: Saturday (2) noon, Sunday, 1 p.m.; Varsity Field, Vestal, N.Y.

Records: Maine 13-19 (4-5 America East); Binghamton 9-18 (4-7)

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Series, last meeting: Maine leads 28-21, Binghamton 4-0 on 5/26/13

Key players: Maine — 2B Troy Black (.353, 17 runs batted in, 9 stolen bases), CF Colin Gay (.313, 15 RBI), RF Brian Doran (.297, 11 RBI), LF Sam Balzano (.277, 7 RBI, 6 SB), 1B Scott Heath (.347, 6 RBI); Binghamton —

CF Bill Berezniewicz (.327, 13 RBI, 10 SB), 1B Reed Gamache (.291, 13 RBI), LF Jake Thomas (.269, 4 home runs, 17 RBI), 2B Daniel Nevares (.261, 1 HR, 11 RBI); Pitching matchups: Maine — RH Tommy Lawrence, RH Shaun Coughlin, RH Jeff Gelinas (); Binghamton — RHP Jake Rogalla (3-4, 2.38, 41), RHP Mike Urbanski (2-1, 5.16, 17), RHP Jake Cryts (2-4, 4.08, 24)

Coach Steve Trimper’s keys to the series: “These are two evenly matched teams who are both trying to find a groove. We need to execute everything offensively, bunts, stolen bases, two-strike hitting.”

Game notes: This series brings together the finalists from the 2013 AE tourney won by Binghamton. UMaine’s sweep of UMass Lowell has thrust it back into the postseason picture, while the Bearcats are fifth. The Bears are batting only .223 in league play, averaging 3 runs per game. Binghamton has lost five straight, including a three-game set at Stony Brook.



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