Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:11:05 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

B-Mets split series with Akron after 5-4 comeback win

BINGHAMTON, NY - The Binghamton Mets racked up 15 strikeouts and used a dozen hits to defeat the Akron RubberDucks, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Starter Hansel Robles struck out eight in his Double-A debut and three B-Mets collected multiple hits in the victory.

For the third time in four games, the B-Mets struck in the first inning. Kevin Plawecki started the rally with a two-out single off Akron starter Will Roberts. Matt Clark brought him home by yanking a double down the right field line, producing his second RBI of the season.

Plawecki kicked off another two-out rally in the third by legging out an infield single to short. Clark set the table for Binghamton's second run by dumping a single to shallow right. With runners at the corners, Jayce Boyd sent a routine grounder to Giovanny Urshela at third. The roller squeaked through his legs and rolled into left, allowing Plawecki to come home.

Robles preserved the lead over five dominant innings. The right-hander faced just three over the minimum while fanning eight batters. He allowed just two hits, walked one and saw just one runner reach third base in his time on the hill.

The RubberDucks (2-2) erased the two-run lead against the B-Mets bullpen in the sixth. Jack Leathersich took the reins on the mound, but allowed two men to reach. Jake Lowery ripped a two-run, two-out double into the right field corner, knotting the game.

Binghamton responded quickly and caught a break in the bottom of the inning. Dustin Lawley set the stage by banging a double off the centerfield wall and taking third on a wild pitch. With two outs, Jordan Cooper entered from the pen and induced Travis Taijeron to bounce towards first. Ronny Rodriguez was set to make the play until the grounder kicked off the infield lip and ricocheted into right, allowing Lawley to score the go-ahead run.

Given a one-run lead, the B-Mets bullpen walked the tightrope in the seventh. Leathersich issued back-to-back one-out walks to the eight and nine hitters before giving way to TJ Chism. The southpaw used a groundout and strikeout to strand both runners. Chism and Chasen Bradford combined to keep the RubberDucks off the board in the eighth.

Binghamton tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the eighth. Boyd launched an RBI double off the center field wall and Lawley dumped an RBI single into left to give the B-Mets a cushion of three runs.

They would need every single one. Bradford returned for the ninth, but fell into trouble after giving up consecutive singles to start the inning. Tyler Holt chipped in with a sacrifice fly and Francisco Lindor cut the lead to one with a two-out RBI single. With the tying run on second and go-ahead run on first, Bradford bounced back and struck out Rodriguez to secure the win.

Leathersich (1-0) allowed two runs on two hits and a pair of walks over 1-1/3 innings to pick up the win. Roberts (0-1) lasted 5-2/3 innings in the losing effort. Bradford earned his second save.

Clark led the offense with a three-hit day, including two doubles and an RBI. Lawley put together his first three-hit game of the season while also driving in his third run of the year.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Mets Baseball)

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: B-Mets, Mets or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


B-Sens drop 4 in a row after 3-0 loss to Penguins VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. The Binghamton Senators fell to the visiting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tonight in their final game beforet he holiday break.  The B-Sens allowed all three goals in the opening... more

Binghamton Men's Hoops can't close out St. Bonaventure in 69-51 loss VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting St. Bonaventure (7-2) used a 27-8 second-half run to pull away from Binghamton 69-51 Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The Bonnies shot 52 percent and withstood a... more

High School Hockey VIEW VIDEO
High School Hockey Union-Endicott 3 - Chenango Forks 0 Final... more

B-Sens blow big lead against Springfield VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. Despite holding a 4-1 lead five minutes into the second period, the Binghamton Senators fell 6-5 to the visiting Springfield Falcons in their first loss on a Friday night this... more

High School Basketball Highlights and Scores VIEW VIDEO
Boys Scores Maine-Endwell 49 - Union-Endicott 55 Final Windsor 51 - Johnson City 73 Final Ithaca 72 - Binghamton 60 Final Vestal 38 - Horseheads 53 Final Corning 46 - Elmira 74... more

Binghamton Women's Hoops falls to Siena 62-53 VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. Visiting Siena had four players reach double figures in scoring en route to a 62-53 win over Binghamton in a non-conference women's basketball game on Friday night at the Events... more

B-Mets named organization Affiliate of the Year VIEW VIDEO
BINGHAMTON, NY Three months after winning their third Eastern League title in franchise history, the Binghamton Mets have been recognized as the Minor League Affiliate of the Year by New York Mets... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...