RubberDucks Game Recap
Senators 12 RubberDucks 7
WP: Derek Eitel (2-2) LP: D.J. Brown (0-4) Save: none
Harrisburg's Corban Joseph drove in three-runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, to help the Senators to a 12-7 victory over the Akron RubberDucks Wednesday night at Canal Park.
The Senators (26-37) rallied for six runs in the seventh inning against Leandro Linares and D.J. Brown (0-4). Neftali Soto drove in the tying run with an RBI single, and Joseph lifted a sacrifice fly to center to give the Sens an 8-7 lead.
The RubberDucks wasted a solid outing from starter Nick Pasquale, who allowed just two runs over five innings. Pasquale, who has not claimed a win since May 16th, scattered four hits and fanned six batters. He left with a 6-2 lead.
The RubberDucks (29-31) grabbed an early 6-0 lead through the first two innings against Senators starter Taylor Hill. Bobby Bradley had the first of his two RBI singles in the first inning. In the second inning, the Ducks batted around, scoring five times to extend the lead to 6-0. Francisco Mejia cracked an RBI double, Bradley added another run-scoring single, and Yu Chang jacked a two-run home run, his team-high 13th of the season. Jordan Smith added an RBI single in the sixth. He was 2-5 on the night.
Mejia was 2-5 on the night, and is still hitting a league-best .365…The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the RubberDucks…Derek Eitel (2-2) earned the win in relief for Harrisburg by tossing 3.1 scoreless innings of relief…Soto had three of Harrisburg's 14 hits….Joseph drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the sixth off Linares, and collected his third RBI on a single in the eighth off Neil Holland…Akron committed a pair of fielding errors which led to three unearned runs…Time of Game: 3:05… Attendance: 3,993.
The RubberDucks and the Senators will conclude the series on Thursday night at 7:05. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App
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