Rumble Ponies trail for entire game, lose 5-2 to Akron
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Akron RubberDucks hit a home run on the first pitch of the game and didn’t look back, beating the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5-2.
Bo Naylor hit the solo home run to begin the game for Akron. Then, George Valera scored off a wild pitch to give the RubberDucks a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning.
Binghamton got on the board in the second when Ronny Mauricio hit a solo home run to cut Akron’s lead to 2-1.
In the fifth, Akron responded as Will Brennan hit a two RBI double to extend their lead to 4-1. The Rumble Ponies tried to get a rally going in the bottom half of the inning, but could only manage one run off a Francisco Alvarez sacrifice fly.
Finally, in the eighth, the RubberDucks added one more run off an RBI single by Julian Escobedo to make the score 5-2.
Binghamton will continue their series with Akron on Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m. at Mirabito Stadium.
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