BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies defeated the Akron RubberDucks 5-2 Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium and took three out of four in the final series before the all-star break.
Sam Haggerty had two extra base hits and scored two runs in his second game back since returning from the IL. Patrick Mazeika hit his 10th homer of the year and now has 46 RBI; both are team-highs. Jason Krizan went 2-3 and tallied a pair of RBI.
Binghamton (8-13, 43-42) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a Krizan sacrifice fly in the first and a Luis Carpio groundout in the second.
Akron (7-13, 41-48) tied the game in the third when two runs scored on a fielding error by David Thompson. That set up runners on second and third with one out, and Ponies starter Zach Lee got out of the jam with a flyout and a strikeout.
Krizan gave the Rumble Ponies the lead back in the bottom of the frame with a double to left. A second run scored on a fielder's choice by Mazeika.
The Ponies' bullpen held the RubberDucks scoreless over the final five innings. RHP Ryder Ryan (2-1) pitched two perfect innings and received the win. Righty Joe Zanghi secured his third save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Binghamton returns to action after the all-star break on Thursday, when it begins a five-game series at Portland with a doubleheader. The first game at Hadlock Field begins at 5:00 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 4:45 PM.
POSTGAME NOTES: This series win marks the Ponies' first since May 14-15.
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