After a 15-5 drubbing on Tuesday, Binghamton rebounded to beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5-2 on Wednesday night. Starting pitcher Mark Cohoon turned in his second good start in a row, giving up two runs on seven hits in six-plus innings.
Offensively, Jose Coronado led the way with a 3-for-4 showing, including a double and Jon Malo went 2-for-3 with two RBI’s and two runs scored.
All that said, New Hampshire dented the scoreboard first with an sacrifice fly from Adeiny Hechavarria. The inning featured a double steal by Callix Crabbe and Darin Mastroianni, putting two runners in scoring position.
Binghamton answered with a single run in the fourth. Malo drew a one out walk and went to second when New Hampshire starter Zach Stewart balked. Malo scored on a Marshall Hubbard single, tying the game at 1.
Brahiam Maldonado gave Binghamton the lead for good in the fifth, when with two outs in the inning, he sent one over the wall in left. Malo was back at it in the sixth inning when he singled to lead off and stole second. Hubbard then singled, moving Malo to third and sent Stewart (8-3) to the showers. He allowed three runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings. He did strike out six.
Danny Farquhar took the mound for the Fisher Cats (70-52) and gave up an RBI ground ball to Zach Lutz, giving the B-Mets a 3-1 lead. Binghamton scored their final two runs of the game in the seventh against reliever Alan Farina.
After Farina retired the first two batters, Coronado drew a walk and went to third on an Eric Campbell double. Malo chased them both home with a single to left field, making it a 5-1 ballgame.
Adam Calderone and David Cooper got the seventh off to a good start for the Fisher Cats with back-to-back singles against Cohoon (3-3), prompting manager Tim Teufel to go get him and hand the ball to Manuel Alvarez.
After getting the first batter he faced out, Alvarez gave up an RBI double to Callix Crabbe, cutting Binghamton’s lead to 5-2. Alvarez then buckled down and got a groundout and a line out, ending the inning, stranding David Cooper at third.
Binghamton did load the bases with one out in the eighth. Hubbard walked, Lutz singled as did Jordany Valdespin. The inning fizzled though, when Ronald Uviedo came back to strike out Luke Montz and Maldonado.
Alvarez stayed in to pitch the bottom of the eighth and Roy Merritt came in to close the game out in the ninth and earning his eighth save.
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The rubber game of the series on Thursday will feature Jenrry Mejia (0-0, 2.70) taking the mound for Binghamton, against Rey Gonzalez of the Fisher Cats. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM.