Rumble Ponies end skid
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies snapped their five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Akron RubberDucks in the series opener at NYSEG Stadium.
RHP Mickey Jannis (5-1) set the franchise record for career wins as he picked up his 26th victory in a Rumble Ponies uniform. He allowed one run on eight hits and struck out two over six innings. He moves ahead of Tyler Pill, who pitched for the Ponies from 2013-2017 and won 25 games.
At the plate, Patrick Mazeika was 2-2 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored. He hit his ninth home run of the season in the fourth, which pulled him into a tie with Barrett Barnes for the team lead. Mazeika has a team-high 45 RBI on the season.
Jason Krizan also knocked in a run with an RBI double in the fifth. David Thompson plated the fourth Ponies’ run with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth.
The RubberDucks left nine runners on base and were 1-10 with runners in scoring position. In both the sixth and seventh innings, they had runners on first and third with nobody out. In both innings, Jannis and RHP Joe Zanghi retired the next three batters and prevented any runs from scoring.
The second game of the series is Friday night at NYSEG Stadium. RHP Austin McGeorge takes the mound for the Ponies against LHP Adam Scott for the RubberDucks. First pitch will be at 7:05PM and can be heard on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 6:50 PM.
Fourth of July Game Goes to West Virginia
Game Highlights: July 4, 2019 – The West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters 6-2 in an afternoon contest on the Fourth of July at Historic Bowman Field.
Herbert Iser cracked a solo home run in the ninth in his Willimasport debut.
Starting pitcher Leonel Aponte threw four no-hit innings allowing just one runner in the first while retiring the last 10 batters in order.
Outfielder Hunter Hearn had a pair of hits and also threw out a runner at home.
Williamsport (4-16) took the lead in the fifth on a sacrifice-fly by Tucker Maxwell. But West Virginia (11-9) rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth against relief pitcher Brian Marconi (0-1) who was playing for the Cutters for the first time.
The Crosscutters had a pair of doubles to increase their league-leading total to 42.
Williamsport has lost three straight since its homestand opening 9-1 blowout win over Mahoning Valley on Monday.
Destroyers edged by Niagara Power
The Mansfield Destroyers fell to the Niagara Power 2-1 in New York Collegiate Baseball League action.
Tioga grad Pierce Hendershot and Mansfield grad Kipp Hillson each had hits for Mansfield in the game.
Sayre grad Matt Williams started at first base for Mansfield.