Binghamton 7, Harriburg 2

Juan Centeno and Allan Dykstra each drove in three runs to lead theBinghamton Mets past the Harrisburg Senators in a 7-2 win Sunday afternoon atMetro Bank Park. The B-Mets pounded out 15 hits in the rubber match, securingtheir second straight series victory.

Afterstranding four runners through the first two innings, the B-Mets struck againststarter Paul Demny in the third. Binghamton started the big frame with threestraight singles, capped by Allan Dykstra’s RBI basehit to right.

Awalk to Jefry Marte loaded the bases and set the table for Juan Centeno. TheB-Mets catcher ripped a 2-0 pitch into the right field alley and cleared thebases with his second triple of the season.

Demnyissued two more walks to load the bases and was replaced by Brian Broderick.The righty extinguished the flames by inducing Sean Kazmar to ground out to endthe inning.

B-Metsstarter Cory Mazzoni allowed at least one runner in each of his first fourinnings, but did not surrender a run. His luck changed in the fifth when relieverBroderick laced a single to left. Broderick took second on a balk and scored onback-to-back singles. Mazzoni walked Tim Pahuta to load the bases, putting thetying run on, but induced Destin Hood to ground out to end the threat.

Afterwatching Broderick put down nine in a row, the B-Mets finally solved the rightywith a run on three singles in the sixth and a solo homer by Raul Reyes in theseventh. Reyes’ fifth home run of the season gave Binghamton a 6-1 lead.

JeffKaplan took over for Mazzoni in the sixth and tossed a scoreless inning. AdamKolarek entered in the seventh and got off on the wrong foot, allowing apinch-hit home run to Jimmy Van Ostrand. The southpaw fought past the homer andbattled through two innings of relief without allowing another run.

Dykstracapped his three-RBI day with a sac fly against Rafael Martin in the eighth,extending Binghamton’s lead to five for Ryan Fraser. The righty struck out twoas he breezed through a perfect ninth inning to secure the win.

Mazzoni(5-3) scattered six hits while allowing one run over five innings. He walked aseason-high three and struck out two. Demny (6-7) was tagged for four runs oneight hits over 2.2 innings in the loss.


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