Ponies and RubberDucks Split
Two different stories unfolded today (Wednesday) at NYSEG Stadium. The Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Akron RubberDucks split a doubleheader that began at 12:05 PM.
It was a pitchers duel in the first game. Binghamton trailed Akron 1-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Binghamton strung together four hits and capped the win off with Gustavo Nunez driving in the game-winner with a double.
In the nightcap it was anything but a pitching duel. The RubberDucks clobbered the Ponies 11-4. Andrew Church made his Double-A debut for Binghamton and took the loss. The RubberDucks banged out 13 hits in the contest. A big blow for Akron was a two-run home run from Tunkhannock native Mike Papi. Papi was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 2014.
After the doubleheader split Binghamton is 52-40. Akron stands at 46-47. The Rumble Ponies head to Harrisburg to begin a four-game series Thursday night. Air is set for 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.