'Ducks Quack Back to Even Series

By Greg Wong / Harrisburg Senators | August 18, 2018 9:16 PM

The Akron RubberDucks knocked off the Harrisburg Senators 5-1 Saturday night at FNB Field. After the Senators took a 1-0 lead early, the 'Ducks scored five unanswered to even the series.

The Senators scored their first and only run in the third. With Drew Ward at third after reaching on a leadoff double and advancing on a fly ball to left, 'Duck starter Triston McKenzie through a wild pitch which allowed Ward to cross the plate.

Senators starter Logan Darnell tossed four shutout innings before Akron took the lead in the fifth. With two runners on after a single and an error, Ernie Clement knocked a game-tying RBI groundout and Tyler Krieger followed with the go-ahead run scoring single. 

Darnell (7-6) allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits over five and a third frames. 

Jodd Carter doubled Akron's runs in the second with a two-run home run against Ronald Pena to put them ahead 4-1.

Akron tacked on a single run in the seventh to take a 5-1 lead. That would be the final score as the Senators recorded just five hits all game. 

McKenzie (7-3) worked six and two-thirds innings of one-run ball to earn the win. 

Noll led the Senators with a pair of hits, the only player on the team with multiple knocks. 

The Senators and RubberDucks finish the series Sunday afternoon. Wil Crowe toes the rubber for the Senators against Akron starting pitcher Jake Paulson. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at FNB Field. The game can be heard on CBS Sports Harrisburg 96.5 & 95.3 FM and 1400 AM or at www.cbssportsharrisburg.com beginning at 1:15 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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