Rumble Ponies 14 Hits Concludes Series With A WPosted: Updated:
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies avoided a series sweep by defeating the Richmond Flying Squirrels 6-4 Thursday morning.
Binghamton's offense rallied for 14 hits and starting pitcher Scott Copeland held Richmond scoreless after fourth innings, allowing only three runs throughout four frames.
Flying Squirrels starting pitcher helped the Ponies get on track as he pushed Tim Tebow for the go ahead run after walking Peter Alonso in the fourth inning. But, it was no one other than Jeff McNeil who single home John Mora in the seventh inning to put Binghamton out of reach.
Manager Luis Rojas is pleased with McNeil's clutch and consistent performance especially in the last 10 days. McNeil has 16 hits, 5 home-runs and 14 RBI's in the last 10 games he's played.
"Jeff is doing an outstanding job, if you look at his walks and strike-outs, there like almost even.. He's doing a great job by getting deep in counts and battling." Said Rojas.
When McNeil was asked how he's able to be so consistent and clutch he stated, "I'm just out there trying to get a good pitch and when I get a good pitch hopefully I can get a good swing on it, try to bury it and hit stuff hard."