RECAP | Phillips homers as Otters win fourth straight
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters won their fourth straight game Friday night, aided by Dakota Phillips' first home run since returning from injury, defeating the Florence Y'alls 5-2.
The Y'alls immediately struck in the first inning as Brennan Price hit his 21st home run of the season, a no-doubter to right field.
The 1-0 lead only lasted until the third, as the Otters came charging back. After starting the inning with three straight singles, Bryan Rosario walked in the Otters' first run. Directly after, Evansville took a lead with a Zach Biermann RBI single.
The inning concluded with a sacrifice fly from Dakota Phillips, lifting the Otters to a 3-1 advantage.
The next two innings featured numerous strikeouts, Bobby Brabrand and Brett Adcock cruising through the middle innings.
In the sixth, the Otters used a Dakota Phillips leadoff home run to take a 4-1 lead.
Again in the eighth, Evansville grabbed an insurance run. After starting the inning with a walk, J.R. Davis advanced to third on a throwing error from the catcher Luke Harper. Two batters later, Elijah MacNamee brought him home with an RBI single.
Logan Sawyer entered in the ninth, working around a leadoff walk to grab his league-leading 22nd save of the season. The win went to Adcock, allowing just two runs on four hits in seven full innings, striking out nine. Brabrand took the tough luck loss, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out 10.
The Otters maintain second place in the West Division with the win.
The three-game set continued Saturday night with First Responder's Night, presented by CenterPoint Energy. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. with postgame fireworks to follow.
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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