6/23/10

Binghamton 13, New Britian 3

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Sean Ratliff clobbered a pair of homers off New Britain left-hander Tyler Robertson and drove in five runs to propel Binghamton past the Rock Cats 13-3 at NYSEG Stadium Tuesday night. Ratliff roped three hits, including a pair of two-run shots, and has delivered long balls in the B-Mets last two games. Binghamton (35-35) got off to a healthy start against Robertson. Luis Hernandez doubled off the southpaw to open the first. Ratliff followed by crushing a fastball out of the yard to right-center, against the wind, pitting the B-Mets a 2-0 lead. The B-Mets tallied again in the second. Mike Nickeas reached with one out on an infield single. Brahiam Maldonado smoked a groundball to short that Chris Cates couldn’t handle cleanly initially, however the shortstop shuffled to second to get the lead runner. With Maldonado aboard, Jose Coronado and Hernandez ripped back-to-back singles to plate him, upping the lead to 3-0. After Josh Stinson hurled two scoreless innings, New Britain (18-52) began to mount a comeback in the third. Joe Benson reached on a fielder’s choice to Stinson to record the inning’s first out. Yancarlos Ortiz joined Benson on the basepaths when Coronado’s throw from third intended to beat Benson to second, sailed high, pulling Josh Satin off second. Erik Lis made the error stick with an RBI single to center, getting the Rock Cats on the board, 3-1. Stinson exited after five innings and was charged for three runs — one earned — on four hits with six strikeouts to garner a no-decision. Eddie Kunz followed Stinson and offered up two, shutout innings to pick up his fifth win of the year.
The B-Mets made it a laugher in the eighth with seven runs off three different New Britain relievers who hit three batters, gave up four hits and walked two in the disastrous frame. The inning also included a 25-minute rain delay.

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