BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - As the first two games of the series between the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and New Hampshire Fisher Cats has showen, the Ponies will need to hit to keep pace with the Fisher Cats Wednesday night. Peter Alonso is the Ponies' biggest bat and New Hampshire has respected the slugger, walking him four times the past two night.
Enter Patrick Mazeika who has been hitting behind Alonso in the order and starting to swing a hot bat. The catcher homered twice in his last four games and currently is on a six-game hitting streak. Ponies manager Luis Rojas told 12 Sports, it was only a matter of time before Mazeika started to mash.
"This guy brings the whole package," said Rumble Ponies manager Luis Rojas. "He's a leader behind the plate. He has been throwing good to the bases and now he's starting to hit and we know that he's going to hit. The early slow start, that wasn't really a concern. I'm glad he's making the adjustment so quick. We knew he was going to come around at one point, but he's doing it quick. He's coming around with the bat and we're really happy to have that in the middle of the lineup."
Mazeika is not in the starting lineup Wednesday night.