The Binghamton Mets put a two-game losing streak behind them in a big way Friday night, scoring 11 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 15-7 thrashing of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday night.
Binghamton’s 11-run outburst tied a club record set back in July of 1994.
The B-Mets, who managed only three hits in a 3-1 loss in the series opener on Thursday, definitely found their stroke in this game, pounding out 13 hits and erasing a 5-1 deficit.
Binghamton was down 2-0 out of the gate, as Kevin Pillar and Ryan Schimpf hit back-to-back RBI doubles of B-Mets starter Tyler Pill. Cory Vaughn answered with an RBI double of his own in the bottom of the second, cutting the lead in half, 2-1.
The B-Mets looked headed for another long night when New Hampshire put a three spot on the board in the top of the fourth. Kenny Wilson’s two-run double was the big blow in that inning.
The bottom of the fourth was one for the record books for the B-Mets. The 11 runs tied a franchise record and Binghamton had seven hits and drew five walks.
Rhyne Hughes led the inning off with a homerun and started a conga line, as nine in a row would reach base for Binghamton. Juan Centeno had an RBI triple and Vaughn followed with a run scoring single. After a Francisco Pena walk, New Hampshire starter Tyson Brummett was relieved of his duties. Former B-Met Clint Everts entered the game and did not fare any better.
He allowed both runners to move up on a wild pitch and issued a walk to Wilfredo Tovar, loading the bases. Alonzo Harris was next in the hit parade with an RBI single, tying the game at five. Daniel Muno and Josh Rodriguez each drew bases loaded walks, ending Everts night without recording an out.
Tommy Hottovy came in to face Hughes, who started the inning. He got him to strikeout, recording the first out of the inning. Puello then reached on an error by Schimpf at third, allowing Harris to score. A two-run single by Vaughn got Binghamton into double digits at 10-5. Pena and Tovar would cap the scoring with back-to-back RBI singles, making it 12-5
New Hampshire (5-4) would get a run back in the top of the fifth, but Binghamton answered with three in their half of the sixth. RBI singles by Harris and Centeno, made it 14-6 and another bases loaded walk, this time to Rodriguez, scored Pena with Binghamton’s final run of the night.
The Fisher Cats scored a meaningless run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly.
Vaughn led Binghamton with four RBI and Harris provided three from the leadoff spot. He finished the night 2-for-6.
Mark Cohoon got his second win of the season for Binghamton, giving up a run on four hits in two innings of work behind Pill. Cohoon last pitched against Akron on Apr. 7 and allowed four earned runs in one inning of work.
The Fisher Cats outhit Binghamton 18-15, but left 16 men on base and were just 6-for-21 with runners in scoring position. Binghamton left eight on base and went 8-for-17 with men in scoring position.
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The B-Mets improved to 5-3 on the season and will look to make it two in a row against the Fisher Cats when game three of the series commences at 1:05 p.m. this afternoon.