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Ponies With Dramatic Late Inning Comeback Over Fightin’s to End First Half

June 26, 2022

BINGHAMTON, NY – Highlighted by a towering go-ahead three run home run from Carlos Cortes in the eighth, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, trailing 6-0 entering the bottom the seventh, came all the way back for a dramatic 7-6 win against the Reading Fightin’ Phils (29-40) on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton took

BINGHAMTON, NY – Highlighted by a towering go-ahead three run home run from Carlos Cortes in the eighth, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, trailing 6-0 entering the bottom the seventh, came all the way back for a dramatic 7-6 win against the Reading Fightin’ Phils (29-40) on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton took four out of six games in the series to close out the first half of the season.

Walks from Brandon McIlwain and Brett Baty in the eighth set up Ronny Mauricio’s RBI single, cutting the margin to 6-4. It was Mauricio’s team-leading 47th RBI of the season. Cortes then came up with Baty and Mauricio on-base and the blast to right field over the batting tunnel put the Ponies in the driver’s seat. Cortes finished the afternoon 2-4 with four RBI.

The Ponies (28-41) pushed three runs across on the third on an RBI single from Cortes and a two-run triple from Wyatt Young. Young went 3-4 with two RBI in the win.

The Fightin’s scored four runs off Ponies starter Jose Butto in the second punctuated by a two-run double from Wendell Rijo. Reading tacked on two more in the seventh as Aldrem Corredor laced a two-run double.

Butto pitched five innings giving up seven hits and four runs while walking two in the no-decision. Josh Hejka (3-1) got the win pitching a scoreless eighth giving up a hit and striking out two. Jordan Yamamoto registered his first save as well, closing out the ninth.

The Rumble Ponies will begin a six-game series at Hartford on Tuesday night to begin the second half. Max Scherzer will make his second rehab start with Binghamton taking the mound against the Yard Goats on Tuesday night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. First pitch is at 7:05 PM with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50 PM on NewsRadio 1290 WNBF and 92.1 FM as well as on MiLB.com.

POSTGAME NOTES: Baty’s 16-game hit streak ended this afternoon… Baty, Mauricio and Cortes each scored two runs.