Rumble Ponies bounce back from weekend losses with 8-2 win over New Hampshire
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WBNG) - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies took a 4-2 lead thanks to Carlos Cortes’s two-run single in the fifth inning. That was a lead they wouldn’t give back wouldn’t on their way to an 8-2 series-opening win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Tuesday night.
Ronny Mauricio tied the game at two in the fifth with a double off the right field wall scoring Luke Ritter, which then set up Cortes’s single to right, bringing Brett Baty and Mauricio home.
Binghamton tied the game at one with an RBI groundout from Baty in the first which came right after Ritter hit a triple past diving left fielder Rafael Lantigua. Baty also added an RBI single in the eighth finishing 3-5 with two RBI.
The Ponies added a run in the fifth to make it 5-2 and Ritter’s two-run single in the eighth gave Binghamton some insurance with a 7-2 lead.
New Hampshire scored its two runs on an Addison Barger home run in the first to open the scoring and a solo homer from Rafael Lantigua in the second.
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