Rumble Ponies walk it off in extras to snag win on Thursday night

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:58 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - Brandon McIlwain drove in Carlos Cortes with a single in the 10th inning oto propel the Binghamton Rumble Ponies to a 5-4 win over the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Thursday night. It was the Ponies’ third walk-off win this season.

McIlwain not only knocked in the winning run, but also scored the game-tying run in the seventh on a wild pitch after getting on with a walk. He finished the night 2-4 with a single, double, one RBI, and two walks.

A two-run home run into the Ponies bullpen off the bat of Brett Baty gave Binghamton a 3-1 lead in the fifth. Baty is now riding a 14-game hit streak and finished 3-4 with two RBI and reached base four times.

Ponies starter Jesus Vargas tallied a season-high in innings pitched going six and a third giving up five hits and two earned runs while striking out five. Antonio Santos (2-1) got the win pitching two scoreless innings giving up just one hit while striking out four

The Ponies will continue their six-game homestand against Reading on Friday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM

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