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 Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Clifford Goes Yard Again, Ponies Cruise to Victory in Bowie

June 8, 2024 - Eastern League (EL)
Binghamton Rumble Ponies News Release


BOWIE, MD - Ryan Clifford homered for the fourth time in his last six games as part of a five-run first, as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (28-26) cruised to a 7-3 victory over the Bowie Baysox on Saturday night at Prince George's Stadium. The Rumble Ponies have won consecutive games in the series.

After Alex Ramírez drew a one out walk, Clifford stepped to the plate and hit a towering two-run home run down the right field line to put Binghamton ahead 2-0. It's Clifford's fifth home run of the year, as he extended his on-base streak to 10 games. The next batter, JT Schwartz, lined a solo homer to right center field to put the Ponies up 3-0. It's Schwartz's second home run of the series and third of the season.

After Nolan McLean walked, Jeremiah Jackson lined an RBI double down the left field line that made it 4-0 Ponies. After Jaylen Palmer walked, Bowie starter Kyle Brnovich (4-2) was taken out of the game after a third of an inning. With runners on the corners, the next batter Drake Osborn dropped down a perfect sacrifice bunt that scored Jackson from third to make it 5-0 before Bowie had come to the plate.

With one out in the fourth and the Ponies ahead 5-1, Omar De Los Santos launched a solo home run to left, the first hit of his Double-A career. Osborn would add a sacrifice fly in the sixth to put Binghamton ahead 7-1.

Cam Foster (3-1) was dominant, allowing one unearned run over five and two thirds innings, with no walks and a season-high seven strikeouts. Foster at one point retired 16 Bowie batters in a row. He threw 51 of his 71 pitches on the night for strikes.

Jackson finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. He now has four RBIs over his last three games.

The Rumble Ponies go for a split of the six-game series with the Baysox in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the NYCM Insurance Pregame Show gets underway at 12:50 p.m. on the WNBF Rumble Ponies Radio Network.

POSTGAME NOTES: Clifford also walked in the second inning...It's Jackson's second three-hit game of the season...Matt Rudick singled in the ninth to extend his on-base streak to 11 games... Cam Robinson threw two and a third scoreless frames, allowing just one base runner on a hit-by-pitch, for his third consecutive scoreless appearance...Ramírez stole his 20th base of the season...it's the third time this season the Ponies have hit back-to-back home runs.

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