BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Rumble Ponies dropped four of five against the Portland Sea Dogs as they fell 4-0 in the series finale Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium.
The Sea Dogs (32-35, 60-75) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Jarren Duran led the game off with a single up the middle. He came around to score on a Tommy Joseph RBI single off Tylor Megill. Joey Curletta followed with a base hit, and Charlie Madden made it 3-0 with a two-out, two-run double.
Megill (0-1) settled down after the first and allowed just an infield hit over the next four innings. He suffered the loss in his Double-A debut and allowed three runs on five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts over five innings.
Portland added one run in the seventh on a Duran RBI fielder's choice.
The Rumble Ponies (29-42, 64-72) were limited to three hits. Edgardo Fermin and Andres Gimenez each singled, and Austin Bossart smacked a double.
Konner Wade (6-4) earned the win as he tossed seven innings and gave up just two hits.
The Rumble Ponies begin the final series of the year when they welcome the Hartford Yard Goats to NYSEG Stadium Friday at 7:05 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pregame show starts at 6:50 PM.
POSTGAME NOTES: Megill, Ryder Ryan and Joe Zanghi combined to strike out 15… The Ponies have lost eight of their last nine series.
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