'Dogs and Ponies Split Twinbill
Portland, Maine - The Sea Dogs (9-18) and Binghamton Rumble Ponies (16-10) split a doubleheader in front of a sellout crowd on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. Portland won game one 4-2, Binghamton took game two 6-5.
GAME 1 RECAP
The Sea Dogs scored four runs in the sixth inning en route to their game one victory.
Trailing 2-0 to begin the inning, Jhon Nunez led off with a solo home run to cut the deficit in half. After a single by Jeremy Rivera and a walk by Marcus Wilson, Jerry Downs doubled off the Maine Monster to score Rivera and tie the game. Two batters later, Bobby Dalbec singled with the bases loaded to give the Sea Dogs a 4-2 lead.
Dedgar Jimenez (W, 1-2) earned the victory with six innings of two-run ball (one earned), the lefty allowed five his while walking two and striking out five. Zach Schellenger (SV, 1) earned his first save with a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts.
Mike Gibbons (L, 3-3) allowed four runs on five hits in 5.1 innings with three walks and four strikeouts.
GAME 2 RECAP
Kevin Kaczmarski hit a grand slam off of Durbin Feltman (L, 0-1) in the sixth inning to plate the winning runs in Binghamton's 6-5 win in game two.
After Feltman loaded the bases with two walks and a single to begin the inning, he fanned Braxton Lee on a 3-2 pitch for the first out. Then Kaczmarski hit the first pitch he saw over the right-center field wall for the game-winning hit.
Binghamton took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first off Matthew Kent, but Kent settled down and did not allow any more runs over five innings overall.
Portland took the lead in the fourth on a bases clearing, three-run double by Luke Tendler off of David Roseboom.
Roseboom (W, 1-0) ended up earning the win in relief of spot starter Austin McGeorge, who allowed two runs in three-plus innings.
Portland rallied in the seventh, loading the bases off of Matt Blackham with one out. Bobby Dalbec grounded in a run and later Joe Zanghi walked Luke Tendler with the bases loaded to make it 6-5. But Zanghi got Jerry Downs to ground into a game-ending 6-3 double play to give Binghamton the victory.
Portland is off on Monday and starts a three-game series on Tuesday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) at Hadlock Field. Lefty Kyle Hart (1-4, 2.83) makes his sixth start of the season. Radio coverage on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network begins at 5:45 PM. The game is available on the tune-in app and MiLB.TV.
Tickets for Saturday's game can be purchased at 207-879-9500 or seadogs.com. Book your nine inning vacation today!
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