Rumble Ponies can’t complete comeback, lose 9-6 in rain-shortened game

Published: May. 22, 2022 at 10:46 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies fell behind early and couldn’t manage a comeback as they dropped their series finale to the Akron RubberDucks 9-6 in a rain-shortened game.

Ronny Mauricio scored the first runs of the game when he hit a two run home run in the first inning, putting the Rumble Ponies up 2-0.

Akron then responded with three runs in the second to take the lead 3-2. Then, in the third, the RubberDucks added another run to make it 4-2.

Binghamton was able to pull it within one as Mauricio got another RBI, this time off a sacrifice fly.

But then, in the fourth, Bo Naylor hit a home run to extend Akron’s lead back to two. In the fifth, however, Mauricio again came through with an RBI, this time a double, to bring the score within one.

Again, though, the RubberDucks got a home run to make it a two run ballgame in the sixth before Hayden Senger hit an RBI single for Binghamton to make the score 6-5.

However, in the eighth, Akron scored three runs to give them the biggest lead of the game, with a 9-5 advantage.

In the bottom of the inning, Matt Winaker hit an RBI double to make it 9-6 before the game was called early because of rain.

The Rumble Ponies will return to action on Tuesday when they begin a series in Reading against the Fightin’ Phils at 11 a.m.

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