RECAP | Evansville swept at Washington
WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Evansville Otters could not find enough offense to match pace with the Washington Wild Things, falling 9-1 in the series finale.
Washington scored right away in the first, using back-to-back RBI singles from Andrew Czech and Cam Balego to grab a 2-0 lead.
In the second, the Otters believed they had scored on an RBI infield single from Bryan Rosario, but the call was reversed after a meeting between the umpires.
In the home half of the second, Wild Things' offense continued as Devon Fisher and Wagner Lagrange each hit two-run home runs to extend the lead to 6-0.
The lead expanded once again in the fifth when Ian Walters drove in a pair of runs with a double. A third run scored in the fifth as Tristan Peterson drove in a run on a fielder's choice.
The Otters finally found the run column in the sixth, using a pair of stolen bases from Miles Gordon to their advantage. After getting to third base, Gordon scored easily on J.R. Davis' sacrifice fly to center.
The 9-1 scoreline would hold to the end, granting Washington a series sweep of the Otters, their first since 2010.
Evansville is still in a position to claim a playoff spot as soon as Friday. They would need a win and Lake Erie loss to get it done.
The regular season concludes with a three-game set in Florence beginning Friday night at 6:05 p.m. CT from Thomas More Stadium. Audio-only coverage can be found on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.
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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