Powerful Ponies Defeat Akron
Binghamton suffered a 4-3 loss on July 19 at the hands of the Akron RubberDucks. Tied at a game apiece, the Rumble Ponies focused on gaining the edge in their four-game series.
It was a strong start for Patrick Mazeika as he hit a solo home-run to right-center field. Binghamton led the game early at the top of the first. In the top of the fourth, it was Gavin Cecchini's turn to aid in scoring. His sac fly ball to right field would allow David Thompson to score and put the Rumble Ponies up 2-0.
The top of the fifth inning was a pure power party for Binghamton as four different players hit a solo homer. The first homer was off the bat of Quinn Brodey and next, it was Jason Krizan. Mazeika and Thompson would each sky one to right field, bring the lead to 6-0 for the Rumble Ponies after five.
Akron wasn't about to go away without any resistance. The bottom of the sixth, a wild pitch was thrown by Rumble Ponies pitcher Kevin Smith giving Ernie Clement the chance to cross home plate. Connor Marabell's sac fly ball to center field would bring home Nolan Jones to make it a 6-2 ballgame.
The Rumble Ponies would put up two more in the top of the ninth. Luis Carpio hit a two-run homer, scoring Thompson, extending the lead back to six. This would be more than enough to give Binghamton the 8-2 victory over Akron.
The Rumble Ponies improve their record to 49-46 overall. They will look to make it an even 50 wins on July 21 in the series finale. Game time is slated for 2:05 P.M.