Binghamton Rumble Ponies clinch first playoff appearance since 2017 with win in Hartford

Binghamton catcher Kevin Parada in the on deck circle during a game against the Harrisburg...
Binghamton catcher Kevin Parada in the on deck circle during a game against the Harrisburg Senators on August 29, 2023.(Jacob Russo/WBNG)
Published: Sep. 10, 2023 at 6:11 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, C.T. (WBNG) - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies closed out their road series against the Hartford Yard Goats with a 10-0 win on Sunday, clinching their first playoff appearance since 2017.

This is the organization’s 11th time going to the postseason. Binghamton has won three Eastern League championships in its history, coming in 1992, 1994, and 2014.

Binghamton will get the playoffs started next Tuesday against Somerset with Game 1 of the best-of-three Northeast Division Championship Series at Mirabito Stadium.

Today’s game began on Friday but was suspended because of inclement weather.

Binghamton began the scoring in the first inning as JT Schwartz hit an RBI single. Jeremiah Jackson then hit a three-run home run to make it 4-0.

In the third, Rowdey Jordan added his own three-run long ball to extend the lead to seven for the Rumble Ponies.

In the next inning, Augustin Ruiz and Jordan each hit RBI singles to stretch the Binghamton lead to nine before Kevin Parada made it a double-digit game in the fifth with an RBI double.

The Rumble Ponies won the series 3-2 and have a magic number of one to clinch a playoff spot.

Binghamton will begin their final regular season series on Tuesday against Reading at 6:35 p.m. at Mirabito Stadium.