Winning back-to-back America East Championships to advance to the Division I Baseball NCAA Tournament was an impressive feat for the 2014 Binghamton baseball team. Such success brings acclaim and national attention to the program, and that in turn helps to draw recruits.
Rising senior Greg Ostner, who had proven himself the team’s most reliable relief pitcher with a team-high four saves, hadn’t started once in the 2014 season. But between a depleted roster and, more importantly, his improvement, the right-hander was the pitcher of choice with the season’s end on the line.
Entering his third season with the Binghamton men's basketball team, head coach Tommy Dempsey has already seen major improvements within his program.Now, with another impressive recruiting class and seasoned players to lead the way as the Bearcats open their season at the Hall of Fame Tipoff, things are on the rise for the team.
Center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday. The only Binghamton player of the 2014 class to be drafted, the 5’10”, 170-pounder was the 849th pick overall.
For the second consecutive year, Binghamton captured the America East title and will represent the conference in the NCAAs. While the Bearcats may have replicated their 2012-13 success, they did so in a much different style.
Due to a subpar Academic Performance Rate (APR) spanning the past four seasons, the Binghamton University men’s basketball team has been issued a “Level One Penalty – Practice Reduction” by the NCAA for the upcoming 2014-15 season. A level one penalty reduces a team’s practice time by four hours and one day per week.
The Binghamton tennis teams combined for six singles and two doubles First-Team All-Conference selections in the conference awards, which were announced by the America East on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore Sid Hazarika captured top honors, earning America East Co-Player of the Year.