BINGHAMTON, NY – Mickey Jannis tossed a Double-A career-best eight innings to help the Binghamton Rumble Ponies take the series opener, 7-2, from the Bowie Baysox at NYSEG Stadium Tuesday night. The righty faced one over the minimum after the fourth inning and struck out eight, matching a Double-A career high. Offensively the Rumble Ponies scored all seven runs with two outs and had five players compile multiple-hit games.
Trailing 2-0 after three innings, the Rumble Ponies scored their first of seven unanswered tallies in the fourth inning. With Kevin Taylor and Matt Oberste aboard, David Thompson singled into left field, plating Taylor. D.J. Stewart’s throw from left was off the mark and allowed Oberste to score before Thompson was gunned down at third.
Binghamton grabbed the lead in the fifth inning and never gave it back. Luis Guillorme’s bloop single into short centerfield scored Colton Plaia from third, earning the Ponies a 3-2 advantage.
The mid-game barrage continued with a three-run four-hit sixth inning. With Oberste on first and two outs, the Rumble Ponies rattled off three consecutive hits to start the merry-go-round. Thompson doubled, before Gustavo Nunez singled, forcing Baysox starter David Hess out of the game. Tim Berry was greeted with a Colton Plaia double, making it 6-2 Rumble Ponies.
Binghamton tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning when Oberste singled in Guillorme, stretching the lead to 7-2.