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Big hits for Binghamton, not
enough for Mason
By Phil Stanton
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Binghamton registered
its first NCAA Tournament victory by scoring all its runs with
two outs in an 11-6 elimination win over George Mason at Clark-LeClair
The Bearcats (30-21) will play on Sunday at 2
p.m. against the loser of tonight’s East Carolina-South Carolina
game. The Patriots finish their season at 42-14.
Corey Taylor had a two-run shot in the first for
BU to tie the school’s single-season home run record with 16.
Every time Mason scored, Binghamton answered. The
Patriots tied it in the fourth on a two-out, two-run single by
Chris Henderson. Jeff Skelhorne-Grose had a sac fly and Jeff
Abrams added an RBI single in the bottom of the frame as the
Bearcats reclaimed the lead at 4-2. Henry Dunn had a three-run
homer in the sixth, his second of the season, to push the lead
Dan Schafferman had an RBI double in the seventh,
the first extra-base hit for the Patriots. Peter Bregartner
added a sac fly in the bottom of the frame to make it 9-3.
Schafferman belted a three-run homer in the
eighth, his third, to pull Mason within two at 8-6. David
Ciocchi had a two-run single as the Bearcats plated three in the
bottom of the eighth to complete the scoring.
Jim Calderone finished with three hits and two
runs for Binghamton. Schafferman went 4 for 5 with two runs and
four RBI for Mason.