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Baseball Edged by Binghamton to Close Weekend
Sunday, March 3, 2024
Baseball Edged by Binghamton to Close Weekend
Kyle Schmack homered on Sunday. Again.

The Valparaiso University baseball team was edged 3-2 by Binghamton on Sunday in a game hosted by Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Beacons still possessed a winning weekend after victories over Elon on Friday and Saturday.

How It Happened

  • What else is new? Kyle Schmack (Wanatah, Ind. / South Central) homered again on Sunday, this time a solo shot in the bottom of the first to start the scoring.
  • The Beacons doubled the lead in the bottom of the third, an inning that started modestly with two outs and nobody on base. Kaleb Hannahs (West Terre Haute, Ind. / West Vigo) and Schmack drilled back-to-back doubles to plate a run.
  • After working shutout ball in each of the first three innings, lefty Lucas Foley (Deer Park, Ill. / Lake Zurich) yielded a run in the top of the fourth. That frame followed a similar script as the bottom of the third with the Bearcats putting together consecutive two-out doubles.
  • Foley left after four innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking one and striking out two.
  • A two-out solo homer in the sixth tied the game at two, then Binghamton led off the eighth with another home run to take a 3-2 lead that stood as the final.

Inside the Game

  • Schmack’s home run was his fourth of the season and lifted his RBI total to 10. He moved into a tie for fifth in program history for career home runs with 22, joining Scott Carter (1981-1984), Ken Mannings (1988-1991), Shawn Lemmons (1994-1996) and Nate Palace (2014-2017).
  • Schmack’s double was his third of the season and the 40th of his collegiate career. He moved into a tie for ninth in the program record book, joining Rob Hadrick (1994-1997) with 40 career doubles.
  • Schmack and Hannahs had two hits apiece, combining for four of the team’s five hits.
  • Binghamton is the preseason favorite to win the American East Conference.

Up Next

Valpo (4-6) will play at Jacksonville on Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT. Links to live coverage will be available on