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Binghamton, N.Y. - Binghamton starter Anthony Kay struck out ten over six scoreless innings and the Rumble Ponies erupted for 17 hits in a 16-3 victory over the Akron RubberDucks on Monday night at Canal Park. The Ponies set season highs in runs and hits to extend their winning streak to four games.
Kay opened the game on cruise control and retired the first ten batters he faced, striking out eight along the way. The southpaw fanned the first two batters he faced in the first and second and tore through the bottom third of the lineup in the third, striking out the side in order.
Andres Gimenez highlighted Binghamton’s first big inning, a four-run fourth, with a three-run double. The two-bagger, one of his two hits in the game, extended his hitting streak to six games.
The Rumble Ponies blew the game open late against Akron’s bullpen. Braxton Lee capped a five-run sixth by stroking a two-run single to the left-field alley against Luke Eubank. Will Toffey and Ali Sanchez each delivered two-run doubles in Binghamton’s five-run eighth inning.
Akron’s three runs scored in the eighth inning were the only thing separating the Rumble Ponies from their largest shutout victory (13-0) and their largest margin of victory (14 runs) in franchise history.