B-Mets Split Doubleheader with Norwich Navigators

Finally, after two games that were postponed due to inclement weather, the Binghamton Mets (2-1) were able to play ball on Sunday. The B-Mets split a doubleheader with the Norwich Navigators (1-2), losing the first game 6-3 before winning the second game by a score of 10-5.

The first match up between the two North Division teams featured a terrific pitching performance from Gators' starter Boof Bonser. Bonser pitched five innings allowing only one run on one hit while striking out five and picking up his first win of the season. He also helped himself out by hitting a two-RBI single in the bottom of the second, which gave the Gators a two-run lead that they would not lose.

Binghamton's middle infield combination of shortstop Chris Basak and Daniel Garcia provided the offense for the Mets. Basak hit a solo homerun, while Garcia contributed two RBI doubles. The three runs would not be enough for starting pitching Bob Keppel, who took the loss after giving up three runs in four innings.

The Binghamton bats came alive in the second game, as the Mets pounded out 15 hits en route to a 10-5 victory. Left fielder Kirk Asche lead the way with five RBI on three hits while also scoring three runs.

Reliever Chad Elliott picked up his first win of the season despite giving up three runs in only 2/3 of an inning. Starter David Mattox pitched four strong innings in his 2003 debut, allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five batters.

Norwich first baseman Alejandro Friere went three for four with one RBI to lead the Gator offense. Starter Jeff Clark gave up five runs in two and two thirds innings and was credited with the loss.

The B-Mets next travel to New Haven to face the Ravens in a three-game series. Binghamton's home opener is on Thursday at 6 pm against the Navigators.

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