Baseball Falls to Binghamton 2014 America East Tournament 6-3

Baseball Falls to Binghamton 2014 America East Tournament 6-3

LOWELL, Massachusetts – The University of Maine baseball team fell to Binghamton 6-3 in the 2014 America East Tournament on Friday afternoon in Lowell, Massachusetts. Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) led the Maine offense as he went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Maine took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Colin Gay (Franklin, Massachusetts) singled to left field and scored when Scott Heath (Westbrook, Maine) tripled to right center. Heath scored the second run of the inning when Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario) singled to left field.


Binghamton answered back with a run in the bottom of the first inning. Zach Blanden walked and scored on a single to left field by Shaun McGraw.


The Bearcats added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Reed Gamache singled to second base and David Shanz followed with a single to right center, moving Gamache to second base. The duo pulled off a double steal and John Howell walked to load the bases. Eddie Posavec followed with a two-run single to left field driving in Gamache and Schanz.


Schanz singled to shortstop and scored when Blanden hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Gamache singled and scored when Blanden singled in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving Binghamton a 5-2 lead.


The teams traded runs in the eighth inning. Heath doubled down the left field line and scored when Black singled, pulling Maine to within two runs at 5-3.


The Bearcats answered back with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning when McGraw homered to left field.


Heath got the start on the mound for the Black Bears and went 4.2 innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out four.  He suffers the loss and falls to 3-3. Shaun Coughlin (Northford, Connecticut) pitched the final 3.1 innings in relief. He allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits.


Jake Cryts went 7.1 innings on the mound for the Bearcats. He allowed three runs on nine hits. He improves to 5-5 on the season. Nicholas Liegi went 1.2 innings to record the save.


The game was the final one for Maine seniors: Nick Bernardo (Albany, New York), Troy Black (Mississauga, Ontario), Alex Calbick (Burnaby, British Columbia), Shaun Coughlin (Northford, Connecticut), Colin Gay (Franklin, Massachusetts), Tommy Lawrence (West Haven, Connecticut), Kyle Silva (Fall River, Massachusetts) and Steve Trask (Saco, Maine). 

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