RECAP | Otters walk off Y'alls behind Davis single
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - It took 10 innings to decide a winner at Bosse Field Saturday night before J.R. Davis lifted the Evansville Otters to a 4-3 win over the Florence Y'alls.
For the second consecutive night, Brennan Price kicked off the game with a first-inning solo home run.
The lead doubled in the second for the Y'alls, making Evansville starter Austin Gossmann pay for a throwing error.
In the home half of the second, the Otters found offense for the first time. After a leadoff walk from Elijah MacNamee, Jeffrey Baez put Evansville on the board with an RBI double.
The Otters found the lead in the third as Dakota Phillips brought in a pair of runs on a two-run double.
From there, the Otters' lead stayed 3-2 until the sixth when the Y'alls used another Evansville error to their advantage. Axel Johnson brought in the game-tying run with an RBI double to left to even the game at 3-3.
The game remained a 3-3 tie through the ninth inning and into the tenth. After Jake Polancic emphatically closed the top half of the tenth with a strikeout of Price, the Otters' offense finished things off.
After a popout from Andy Armstrong on an attempted bunt, Davis entered the game as a pinch hitter. Davis ended the game with an RBI single right back up the middle to score the ghost runner Justin Felix from second. The 4-3 win was good for the Otters' fifth-straight victory.
The win went to Polancic in relief, while Kent Klyman received the loss for Florence.
The home portion of Evansville's regular season comes to a close on Sunday against the Florence Y'alls, with Fan Appreciation Day starting at 12:35 p.m. Tickets are just $2 and fans will be invited on the field after the game for meet and greet with Otters players and coaches.
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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