BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies split their doubleheader with the Harrisburg Senators Wednesday after falling in game one 4-2 and winning game two 5-4 on a Patrick Mazeika three-run walk-off home run at NYSEG Stadium.
Game One - Senators 4, Rumble Ponies 2
The Senators struck first with two runs in the top of the fourth on a Nick Banks RBI single and a Rhett Wiseman sacrifice fly. They made it 3-0 in the fifth on a T.J Rivera RBI double.
The Ponies got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when Mike Paez smacked his third home run of the year to left field to lead off the frame. After the Senators added a run in the sixth, Luis Carpio belted a two-out RBI single.
RHP Jackson Tetreault (4-5) earned the win with five innings of work, in which he allowed one run on five hits. Lefty Kevin Smith (2-1) took the loss as he gave up three runs on five hits and five walks. Aaron Barrett recorded his league-leading 25th save.
Game Two -Rumble Ponies 5, Senators 4
With two on and two out in the bottom of the seventh, Mazeika hit a walk-off, three-run home run over the right field wall. It was his team-best 13th homer of the season and lifts his RBI count to 60.
The Ponies trailed 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh. Andres Gimenez led the inning off with an infield single and advanced to second on an error. Paez drove him home with an RBI single. Will Toffey followed with a walk, and after Gavin Cecchini struck out that set the stage for Mazeika.
Harrisburg scored all four of their runs in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Michael A. Taylor smacked a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap.
Adonis Uceta (4-3) earned the win as he pitched two perfect innings of relief. Bryan Bonnell (2-3) took the loss as he gave up four runs on three hits in the seventh.
The Rumble Ponies and the Senators wrap up their three-game series Thursday at NYSEG Stadium at 6:35 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 6:20 PM.
POSTGAME NOTES: It was Mazeika's second walk-off home run of the season as he also hit a walk-off grand slam in game two of a doubleheader on May 13th against Altoona…His 60 RBI put him in sole possession of third place in the Eastern League.
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