Rodriguez Burns Former Team in Ponies 4-3 LossBOWIE, MD – Aderlin Rodriguez, a former Binghamton Met, belted a tiebreaking home run in sixth and the Bowie Baysox beat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 4-3, on Saturday night at Prince George’s Stadium. The Ponies struck out 14 times and stranded a dozen runners, including the potential game-tying run in the ninth, in the loss.
With the game knotted at one, Rodriguez led off the sixth inning against Rumble Ponies starter Corey Oswalt. The 2015 B-Met launched Oswalt’s 2-1 pitch over the wall in left-center, pushing the Baysox ahead with his seventh homer of the season.
After grabbing the lead on Rodriguez’s blast, the Baysox put the game out of reach with two runs in the seventh against Cory Burns. DJ Stewart yanked an RBI double down the right-field line and Garabez Rosa added a run-producing single.
The Rumble Ponies threatened often against Baysox starter Brandon Barker, but only scratched out one run. Barker allowed seven hits and issued one walk, but stranded eight runners and held the Ponies to a 1-for-5 clip with runners in scoring position. Champ Stuart’s run-producing fielder’s choice in the fourth was the only blemish on Barker’s tab in the no-decision.
Lucas Long took over in the sixth and kept the Ponies in check until the ninth. After Kevin Taylor kept the Ponies alive with a two-out single, Cody Decker blasted a two-run homer to left, his fourth long ball of the season. Kevin Kaczmarski followed with a single, but David Thompson struck out to end the game.
Long (5-1) struck out eight over four innings to collect the win. Oswalt (3-3) allowed two runs on five hits in six innings in his first defeat since April 14.
The Rumble Ponies (21-15) conclude their visit to Bowie with their eighth rubber game of the season on Sunday at 2:05 PM. RHP Casey Delgado takes the mound against LHP John Means. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show can be heard starting at 1:50 PM on NewsRadio 1290 AM WNBF and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies channel on TuneIn.
POSTGAME NOTES: The game was delayed for 20 minutes in the third inning when a young fan was struck by a foul ball…Aderlin Rodriguez hit 10 home runs with the Binghamton Mets in 2015…Cody Decker’s home run in the ninth inning was his first hit as a Rumble Pony in the seventh inning or later
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