Ponies Punch Back in Comeback Win

Binghamton heads to All-Star break victorious

By Jonny Wincott / Binghamton Rumble Ponies | July 8, 2018 5:30 PM

Binghamton scored seven straight runs to grab the rubber game from the Erie SeaWolves, 8-6, Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. After falling behind 4-0, the Rumble Ponies rallied to collect their seven tallies in a three-inning span. The final regular-season game between Binghamton and Erie is also the last game before the Eastern League All-Star break. 

Despite giving up the first four runs of the contest, the Rumble Ponies utilized another big fourth-inning to grab a lead they'd never relinquish. For the third time in the five-game set, Binghamton plated at least four runs in the fourth frame. Tomas Nido kickstarted the party, homering off of Kyle Funkhouser as the first batter of the inning. After walks to Patrick Mazeika and Jhaon Urena, a John Mora single loaded the bases for Andrew Ely. His sacrifice fly brought in Mazeika to make it a 4-2 game. Three straight singles from Levi Michael, Kevin Taylor, and Josh Allen, made it a 4-4 contest in the fourth. The final run of the rally crossed on Joey Terdoslavich's sacrifice fly, earning the Ponies a 5-4 lead. 

Funkhouser (4-5) was yanked in the middle of the fourth-inning rally after tossing 3-1/3 innings. He allowed five runs on six hits and walked three in his fifth time facing Binghamton this season. 

Justin Dunn made his sixth Double-A start, outlasting Funkhouser. Dunn (3-2) totaled five innings on Sunday, giving up four runs on six hits. The 22-year-old right hander allowed the game's first run in the second inning, a Josh Thole sacrifice fly. 

Binghamton picked up some well-needed insurance in the sixth inning, despite only collecting one hit. Facing Sandy Baez, Ely worked a leadoff walk and was pushed home on a double by Kevin Taylor. With Taylor at third, an Allen sacrifice fly got Taylor home to make it 7-4 Rumble Ponies.

David Roseboom tossed two scoreless innings before handing the ball to left-hander Daniel Zamora. Zamora's eighth inning included three SeaWolves hits and two SeaWolves runs, closing the gap to 7-6. Corey Taylor was forced into action, recording the final two eighth-inning outs, before shutting the door in the ninth for his fifth save of the season. 

Binghamton (43-44) is off for the Eastern League All-Star break until Thursday, July 12 when they begin a four-game set at Akron. First pitch at Canal Park is slated for 7:05 PM. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 6:50 PM and can be heard on NewsRadio 1290 WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.

POSTGAME NOTES: Kevin Taylor's sixth three-hit game of the season & second three-RBI game (3-for-4, 3 RBI)…Tomas Nido started (HR) & ended (Fielder's choice) Binghamton's fourth-inning rally…Rumble Ponies win the regular-season series against Erie 12 games to five…

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