Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton was a great night for pitching. The next day in Binghamton was also a great night for pitching, at least for five of the six pitchers that appeared in it.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Friday night, 7-2.
Binghamton’s Scarlyn Reyes shut down the Fisher Cats for most of the contest’s first six innings, allowing just one run off three hits, striking out three and giving up just one walk.
Despite Reyes’ strong performance, the game was still in reach for the visitors until Binghamton put four runs up on the board in the fifth, sending eight men to the plate and forcing New Hampshire starter Jon Harris out of the game.
Lourdes Gurriel drove in Danny Jansen to claw back one run in the ninth, but the Fisher Cats wouldn’t get any closer to the lead. Binghamton’s Ben Griset and Kelly Secret combined to allow just two hits in the three innings after the departure of Reyes.
New Hampshire’s Danny Young and Justin Shafer also turned in strong performances in relief of Harris, teaming up to face 11 batters, with only one reaching base.
Harris (5-10) gave up seven hits to the Ponies, walking and striking out three.
Luis Guillorme and David Thompson each had two hits off Harris, with Thompson and Tomas Nido both contributing home runs in the effort.
The Fisher Cats complete their set in Binghamton at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, sending Shane Dawson (3-9, 6.43 ERA) to the mound. Binghamton’s scheduled starter is Marcos Molina (0-5, 4.14 ERA).