Greg Satriale’s RBI triple in the seventh inning provided the eventual margin of victory on Sunday as Binghamton University completed its America East baseball sweep of the University of Maine with a 3-2 victory at Vestal, New York.
Binghamton took both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 9-3 and 7-4.
On Sunday, Jacob Wloczewski and Dylan Stock combined on a four-hitter as the Bearcats improved to 20-7 overall, 9-2 in league play.
Wloczewski went seven innings and gave up all of the hits. He struck out two and walked three before giving way to Stock, who struck out one.
Jonah Normandeau of Cumberland pitched well in relief for the Black Bears (14-20, 3-6 AE), scattering eight hits and three runs (two earned) in seven innings. He fanned four and walked only one.
Justin Yurchak led the Binghamton offense with a double, a single and two RBIs. Eddie Posavec and Brendan Skidmore each posted two singles.
Cody Pasic jacked a solo home run, his second in as many days, and Hernen Sardinas doubled for UMaine.
The Black Bears had tied the game in the seventh. Sardinas doubled to center with one out, then scored when Caleb Kerbs reached on an error by the shortstop. Pasic lined out to center to end the inning.
The hosts grabbed the lead for good in the bottom of the frame. Pat Britt singled with one out and scored on Satriale’s tripled to center off Normandeau.
Binghamton took a 1-0 lead in the first one Posavec’s one-out single, a balk and Yurchak’s double to left-center. Pasic equalized with his two-out homer to right in the third.
UMaine’s Jeremy Pena singled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
In Saturday’s second game, C.J. Krowiak tripled and doubled, scored twice and knocked in a run to lead the Bearcats to a 7-4 victory.
Justin Drpich (2 RBIs) hit a double and a single and Posavec (2 RBIs) doubled to back the pitching of Nick Wegmann, who tossed five innings of four-hit, two-run ball in the seven-inning affair. He struck out five and walked one and only one of the runs off him was earned.
Pasic belted a solo homer and singled twice for UMaine and Jonathan Bennett hit two singles.
John Arel (1-1) absorbed the loss for UMaine as he surrendered four runs on two hits and four walks in only one inning of work. Nick Silva went the final five innings, allowing four hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts.
UMaine took a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the nightcap when Jeremy Pena singled, stole second and scored on an error.
But the Bearcats answered with three in the bottom of the first on Krowiak’s triple, a hit batter, a walk, Skidmore’s sacrifice fly and Drpich’s two-out two-run single.
Three walks and a wild pitch chased Arel in the second and Posavec hit a sacrifice fly off Silva.
Pasic cut the lead to 4-2 with his homer in the fifth but Binghamton responded with three in the sixth on RBI doubles by Krowiak and Posavec after Drpich had doubled and scored on a wild pitch.
UMaine parlayed a Pasic single, three walks and an error into two seventh-inning runs before Jake Miller induced Brandon Vicens to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game.
In the opener, the Bearcats scored four fourth-inning runs to erase a 2-1 deficit and they added three more in the sixth to sew up the victory.
UMaine had taken a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth on a walk, Bennett’s double, Vicens’ RBI single and Sardinas’ run-scoring double. But Binghamton answered in the bottom of the inning at the expense of losing pitcher Justin Courtney (4-4) on Greg Satriale’s base hit, a walk, Krowiak’s RBI double, Posavec’s sacrifice fly and Yurchak’s two-run homer.
Binghamton touched up reliever Zach Winn for the three sixth-inning runs on a walk, a stolen base, Yurchak’s run-scoring single and Skidmore’s two-run homer.
Yurchak and Drpich each homered and had three hits. Krowiak posted a double and a single.
Nick Gallagher pitched six innings of six-hit, two-run ball for the win.
Bennett had three hits, including a double, for UMaine. Sardinas doubled and singled and Pena singled twice.