RECAP | Felix, Callil's multi-RBI nights lead Otters to win
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters captured a 6-2 series-opening win Friday against the Washington Wild Things behind multi-RBI nights from George Callil and Justin Felix, while also turning four double plays for the second time this week.
Washington jumped ahead in the first inning, scoring on a Chris Eusay double, and taking a 1-0 lead. The Otters used their first double play of the evening to sneak out of the first inning without surrendering another run
Evansville evened the game in the second inning as George Callil brought home Jeffrey Baez on a hard-hit single to the left side.
The 1-1 ballgame lasted into the fourth when Evansville took control of the game. Justin Felix lasered a ball down the left field line for an RBI double. Directly after, a second run scored on an RBI fielder's choice for Andy Armstrong.
Another pair of runs scored for the Otters in the sixth, as Callil brought in his second run of the game with a single. Felix followed with an RBI fielder's choice, bumping the Otters' lead to 5-1.
Another insurance run cashed in for Evansville in the seventh, as Steven Sensley brought in a run with a single to right.
In the ninth, Washington used a pair of one-out singles to put a man on third. Jared Mang brought a final run in with a sacrifice fly, but it was not enough for the Wild Things to complete a comeback.
The win belonged to Brett Adcock, his fourth of the season, allowing just one run on seven hits in 5.2 innings of work. The loss fell to Rob Whalen, just his second of the year. He gave up five runs on eight hits.
Evansville's 6-2 win put them in a tie for first in the Frontier League West Division alongside Washington.
Felix led the way offensively, securing two RBIs on three hits. Armstrong, Callil, Sensley and Baez all recorded two-hit days.
The Otters and Wild Things continue the three-game set Saturday on Star Wars night at Bosse Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up to date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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