7/18/18

Runs at a Premium in Double Dip Split

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BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton and Portland each grabbed a 1-0 win in Tuesday night’s doubleheader at NYSEG Stadium. The Sea Dogs nabbed game one behind one sixth-inning tally, while the Rumble Ponies walked off in the seventh inning of game two. Binghamton has defeated Portland 11 times in 18 meetings this season.

Game 1 - Portland 1, Binghamton 0 

The Ponies and Sea Dogs were locked in a pitcher’s duel in game one of the twin bill, with Mickey Jannis toeing the rubber for Binghamton and Dedgar Jimenez at the bump for Portland.

Each pitcher held the opposition off the scoreboard until the sixth inning, when the Sea Dogs scratched across the game’s lone tally. After retiring the first two batters, Jannis issued a walk to Josh Ockimey and a single to Tate Matheny, keeping the inning alive for Jordan Betts. His double pushed home Ockimey, giving Portland a 1-0 lead.
Jannis (6-4) lasted six innings in his 15thstart of the season, striking out three Sea Dogs while walked two.

Jimenez (5-6), meanwhile, went the distance, allowing just two Rumble Ponies hits. Champ Stuart bunted for the Ponies first hit in the third inning, but was picked off of first by Jimenez. Josh Allen doubled in the seventh, representing the tying run, but was left stranded to end the game. At one point, Jimenez faced 14 straight Binghamton batters without giving up a hit.

Game Two – Binghamton 1, Portland 0

The scoreless tie in the nightcap stretched all the way to the seventh inning. After Corey Tayor, Daniel Zamora, Joshua Torres, and Joe Zanghi combined to blank the Sea Dogs, Binghamton scratched across their lone run to walk off victorious. 

Joey Wong led off the inning with a single, before moving to second on Kevin Taylor’s walk. Andrew Ely’s sacrifice bunt pushed both into scoring position with one out for Levi Michael. Michael hit a grounball to third, that put Wong in a pickle between home and third. After getting back to third safely, Taylor pivoted safely back to second, allowing all three runners to reach base without an out. With the bases stuffed full of Rumble Ponies, Joey Terdoslavich’s sacrifice fly pushed home Wong for the 1-0 win.
Zanghi (1-1) stranded two inherited runners in the top of the seventh inning to keep the game scoreless.

Taylor (1-3) was the Sea Dogs third pitcher of the nightcap, recording two outs in the seventh inning. 

POSTGAME NOTES:Binghamton’s fourth walk-off win of the season…fifth doubleheader split…fifth shutout win…Tim Tebow’s 12-game hitting streak was snapped in the first game of the twin bill…First doubleheader since June 3

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