RECAP | Miners edge out Otters in extras
Evansville, Ind. – The Sussex County Miners tied the game in the ninth and scored two in the tenth to edge the Evansville Otters 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Sussex County used back-to-back base hits and an error, all with two outs to score the tying run in the ninth inning.
A hit batter and base hit nearly gave the Otters a walk-off win in the ninth but an inning ending double play ended the threat.
The Miners scored two in the tenth as a base hit scored the ghost runner at second and the second run scored on two stolen bases and an error.
A hit Otters’ batter put the tying runner on base in the bottom of the tenth but a flyout ended the game.
The loss spoiled an excellent outing by Zach Smith. The starter struck out a season high eight batters in seven innings of work allowing just two runs and five hits.
Noah Myers appeared to have the game winning hit in the sixth, a two-out two RBI double broke a 1-1 tie.
The Miners got one run back on a solo homer in the seventh before tying things in the ninth.
Jomar Reyes’ had a base hit to reach a 12 game hitting streak, tied for the longest of any Otter this season. George Callil notched three hits on Tuesday, including a double and a run.
Evansville and Sussex County quickly return to action Wednesday afternoon with a 12:05 p.m. first pitch in the middle game of the series. The game is a Senior Connection Wednesday with discounted senior (55 and older) GA tickets.
All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage available for free 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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