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Ducks Waddle Past Ponies, 9-5

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Binghamton, N.Y.  - Akron infielder Wilson Garcia drove in five runs to lead the RubberDucks past the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 9-5, on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. The RubberDucks used a potent two-out attack and jumped on Binghamton starter David Peterson early, chasing the southpaw from the game in the second inning.

Garcia opened his big night in the first by zipping an RBI single up the middle against Peterson to put Akron on the board. The Ducks added two more runs in the first and another in the fourth before Garcia blasted a three-run homer into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Garcia’s homer, his second of the season, gave the RubberDucks a seven-run lead and ended Peterson’s night.

Peterson (1-2) recorded five outs and suffered his shortest career outing. The Rumble Ponies lefty allowed six hits and seven runs, all of which came home with two outs.

The Rumble Ponies (10-8) continue their three-game series against the RubberDucks on Tuesday at 6:35 PM.