Kilkenny Spins Beauty & Doyle Homers in Goats' Win
Binghamton, NY- Mitch Kilkenny pitched into the seventh inning, and Brenton Doyle cranked a three-run home run as the Hartford Yard Goats won their franchise record 76th game, blanking the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7-0 on Saturday night at Mirabito Stadium in New York. Aaron Schunk contributed with an RBI single, setting a new record for RBI (76), passing current Rockies star Ryan McMahon (2016).
The Yard Goats scored a run in the first inning on Daniel Montano's RBI single, scoring Isaac Collins who started the inning with a double. Hartford added another run in the fourth inning to make it 2-0. Aaron Schunk belted an RBI single, scoring Brenton Doyle off Rumble Ponies starter Jose Chacin.
Hartford starter Mitch Kilkenny allowed six singles in 6.1 innings and walked just one while striking out three for his fifth win of the season. He retired the side in order in the fourth with two strikeouts.
Brenton Doyle smashed his 22nd home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, to make it 5-0. He now is one shy of the club record of 23, established earlier this season by Michael Toglia who is now in the Major Leagues.
The Yard Goats scored two more runs in the ninth inning on an RBI double by Daniel Montano and a run-scoring single by Grant Lavigne. Hartford relievers Austin Kitchen and Blair Calvo worked the final 2.2 innings and retired all eight batters faced.
The Yard Goats conclude the 2022 season on Sunday with an afternoon game at 1:05. Mike Ruff will start for the Yard Goats and David Griffin will start for the Rumble Ponies. The broadcast can be heard on AM 1410, FM 100.9 and on the iheart radio app.
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