RubberDucks Game Recap
RubberDucks 10 Senators 9
WP: Robbie Aviles (7-4) LP: Dakota Bacus (1-2) Save: Cameron Hill (13)
Akron's Taylor Murphy smashed a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth to propel the RubberDucks past the Senators, 10-9, Tuesday night in Harrisburg.
Trailing by a run in the top of the ninth, Akron's Taylor Murphy hit a two-run homer to propel the Ducks past the Senators in the slugfest.
Akron starter Matt Whitehouse struggled in the first inning giving up four of his five earned runs. Whitehouse's final line was 3.1 innings while giving up five earned on eight hits. Harrisburg's Raudy Read and Yadiel Hernandez each delivered RBI doubles to push the Senators to the early advantage. In relief of Whitehouse, D.J. Brown entered and worked 3.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four. Robbie Alives worked one inning in relief giving up one run, a solo homer to Harrisburg's Stephen Perez. Cameron Hill worked a scoreless ninth to record his 13th save of the season.
Akron rallied from being down 4-0 in the first inning to scoring five runs in the fifth inning. Infielder Joe Sever hit a solo homer, his seventh of the season. In the fourth Greg Allen delivered an RBI double followed by a Joe Sever two-run double. The RubberDucks would take the lead when catcher Francisco Mejia hit an RBI single to right field. The following batter, Bobby Bradley belted his 22nd home run of the season, to give Akron a 6-4 lead. After Harrisburg retook the lead 8-6, Akron tied the game up when Joe Sever hit an RBI ground out.
Harrisburg's Yadiel Hernandez was 3-for-4 on the night scoring two runs… RubberDucks infielder Joe Sever went 3-for-5 with four RBI, and was a triple away from the cycle … Sever has a nine game hitting streak and is hitting .411 (14-for-34) in that period… Time of Game: 2:27 (delay: 28)… Attendance: 3,458.
Akron and Harrisburg will be back in action Wednesday with first pitch at 6:30 p.m. Right hander Shane Bieber (2-1, 2.83) will be on the mound for Akron against Harrisburg's Taylor Hill (4-6, 5.54).The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.
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