The Binghamton Rumble Ponies jumped out to an early five-run lead Sunday highlighted by Ronny Mauricio’s three-run homer in the fourth inning on the way to a 7-1 victory over the Yard Goats in front of a sellout crowd at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. The Yard Goats split the six-game series with the Rumble Ponies to start the second half of the regular season.
Jimmy Herron extended his hitting streak to eight games, and Hunter Stovall reached base three times for the Yard Goats.
Binghamton got on the board first in the third inning on an RBI single by Hayden Senger off starter Karl Kauffmann. The Mets affiliate added another run when Carlos Cortes scored on a wild pitch making the score 2-0. In the fourth, Mauricio blasted a three-run homer to right-center field putting the Rumble Ponies in front 5-0.
The Yard Goats responded with a run in the fifth. Herron lined a two-out single to left off Binghamton starter Justin Lasko, scoring Daniel Montano and cutting the Rumble Ponies lead to 5-1. With the single, Herron extended his hitting streak to eight games, his second such streak of the season.
The Yard Goats head to New Hampshire to play a six-game series with the Blue Jays affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting Monday at 7:05 p.m..