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Reading takes Wednesday night game over Rumble Ponies, 9-3

Jhailyn Ortiz celebrates a home run
Jhailyn Ortiz celebrates a home run(Jacob Russo/WBNG)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies dropped game two of a six-game set 9-3 against the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Wednesday night.

The Fightin’s opened the scoring for the second consecutive night with an RBI groundout from Logan O’Hoppe and two-run shot by Jhailyn Ortiz off Ponies starter Jose Chacin which put Reading ahead 3-0 in the first. It was Ortiz’s 12th homer of the season and his second of the series.

Binghamton clawed back in the fourth by plating three runs courtesy of a two-run double to left field from Jeremy Vasquez scoring Brett Baty and Brandon McIlwain and an RBI double from Zach Ashford scoring McIlwain making it a 4-3 game.

Reading tacked on two in the seventh and three in the eighth which gave them a 9-3 lead.

Josh Ockimey and Aldrem Corredor registered three-hit games for the Fightin’s and McKinley Moore (3-2) picked up the win pitching two scoreless innings while giving up two hits and striking out two.

Mitch Ragan pitched four and a third scoreless innings of relief giving up three hits while walking one and striking out five.

The Ponies will continue their six-game homestand against Reading on Thursday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM.

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