B-Mets Take Series and Season Finale from Harrisburg With 7-2 Win
Behind a fifteen hit barrage the Binghamton Mets took the game and series from the Harrisburg Senators with their seven to two victory on Sunday afternoon at MetroBank Park. The season series ended up tied with the B-Mets win, each team taking six of the twelve games played.
Three B-Mets batters went 3-for-5 in the game, with Juan Centeno, Sean Kazmar, and Wilmer Flores each reaching safely in over half of their plate appearances. Centeno hit his second triple of the season and had three RBI’s in the game. Kazmar scored three of Binghamton’s seven runs in the game and had his ninth double of 2012 as well. Flores also had a run scored along with his three singles on the afternoon.
Allan Dykstra, who went 2-for-4 in the game, had three RBI’s and a run scored to his credit. Raul Reyes was 2-for-4 as well with a solo home run, his fifth of the season, in the seventh inning. To complete the B-Mets hit tally Pedro Zapata was 2-for-4 in the game as well.
Cory Mazzoni made his tenth start of the season for Binghamton and earned his fifth win of 2012 in the game. Mazzoni’s record now stands at 5-and-3. Over five innings pitched on Sunday, Mazzoni allowed one earned run on six hits, struck out two and walked three.
Jeff Kaplan relieved Mazzoni in the sixth and pitched a scoreless frame, giving up one hit. Adam Kolarek made his sixth relief appearance for the B-Mets throwing two innings in the game. Kolarek gave up a solo home run to Jimmy Van Ostrand, the first Harrisburg batter he faced in the game, but it proved to be the only run he allowed. In two innings, Kolarek’s line read one run on three hits, one strikeout and one walk.
Ryan Fraser pitched a clean ninth inning in the non-save appearance, striking out two and putting up donuts in the run and hit column. Fraser has now held his opponents off of the run column in his last eight games, and hasn’t allowed a hit in three straight.
B-Mets Buzz: Binghamton has an off day on Monday before opening a three game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. With the win on Sunday the B-Mets kept pace with second place New Britain, and still sit six games out of the final playoff spot.
About the Author: Tim Burns
A Mets fan since birth, a Binghamton Mets fan since he watched them put the first shovel in the dirt in 1991 at Henry and Fayette Streets and every season since then, Tim is a vehement supporter - and at times defender - of Binghamton and his hometown team. From the days of Isringhausen, Pulsipher, and Wilson, to Reyes and Wright, all the way to present day den Dekker, Wheeler, and McHugh, he remembers when and is proud of all those that have graduated from the ballpark formerly known as Binghamton Municipal Stadium! Let's Go (B)Mets!
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