Sixth Inning Surge Lifts Ponies Over Sea Dogs
The Rumble Ponies returned home on August 26 to take on the Portland Sea Dogs but so far things haven't gone their way. Three straight losses including the double-header on August 27. Looking ahead to August 28, Binghamton was hungry for a win, eager to please the crowd at NYSEG Stadium.
Portland got on the board first in the top the third. Tommy Joseph singled on a soft line drive to left field. Nick Lovullo and Jarren Duran came in to score as a result, putting the Sea Dogs up 2-0 after three.
It wouldn't be until the bottom of the fifth that the Rumble Ponies managed to put one in the scoring column. Quinn Brodey with the RBI single allowed Michael Paez to come home. It was a 2-1 ballgame after five in favor of Portland.
The Rumble Ponies caught fire in the bottom of the sixth. First, it was a walk for Jacob Zanon to bring in David Thompson. Cody Bohaneck also walked which managed to deliver home Jeremy Vasquez. Paez scored on a wild pitch and Brodey got another RBI single transporting Zanon and Bohaneck back home. Finally, Patrick Mazeika doubled to right, shipping Brodey in. The collective effort resulted in a 7-2 lead for Binghamton after six.
The Sea Dogs went down in order in the top of the ninth, giving the Rumble Ponies the 7-2 victory. This win broke a nine-game home losing streak for Binghamton, bolstering their record to 64-71. The final matchup of the series will be held at NYSEG Stadium on August 29 at 6:35 P.M.