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De La Cruz Terrific, but Ponies Come Up Short against Sea Dogs 

June 19, 2021

BINGHAMTON, NY – Rumble Ponies RHP Oscar De La Cruz had a no-hitter through five and a third innings, but Binghamton fell to the Portland Sea Dogs 4-1 on Friday night at Mirabito Stadium. It is Binghamton’s sixth straight loss. De La Cruz (0-2) went six and two third innings

BINGHAMTON, NY – Rumble Ponies RHP Oscar De La Cruz had a no-hitter through five and a third innings, but Binghamton fell to the Portland Sea Dogs 4-1 on Friday night at Mirabito Stadium. It is Binghamton’s sixth straight loss.

De La Cruz (0-2) went six and two third innings allowing two runs on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts taking the loss. Binghamton (11-28) took a 1-0 lead against Portland RHP Brayan Bello in the third as Will Toffey homered off the batter’s eye in center field.

The Sea Dogs (24-16) would finally break through with their first hit of the game against De La Cruz in the sixth with a home run from Tanner Nishioka to tie the game at 1. They took a 2-1 lead in the seventh with an RBI double from Johnny Pereda to end De La Cruz outing.

Ryley Gilliam replaced De La Cruz in the seventh and in the eighth, Triston Casas had an RBI single followed by an RBI double from Joey Meneses to double the Sea Dogs lead to 4-1. The Ponies would bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth before Quinn Brodey grounded out to first to end the game.

Bello ended up with the no-decision but allowed just two hits and one run over five and a third innings with one walk and ten strikeouts.

The series continues Saturday night as the Ponies look for their first win of the series. First pitch is at 6:35 PM with pregame coverage at 6:20 PM. It is both Bark at the Park and Jeff McNeil Bobblehead night.

POSTGAME NOTES: Toffey’s homer is his fourth of the season…Nishioka finished 2-3 with 2 runs scored and an RBI.