RECAP | Otters drop middle game to Crushers
Avon, Ohio – The Evansville Otters plated eight runs on 11 hits but fell 13-8 to the Lake Erie Crushers Wednesday afternoon.
The Crushers totaled 14 hits, hit two home runs, worked six walks and took three hit by pitches. They scored four runs in the second inning and the Otters never got closer than two runs.
Kona Quiggle hit a solo home run in the first inning as the Otters scored first for the eighth straight game.
Lake Erie’s big second inning involved two hit-batters, a walk and two singles.
The Crushers added two more runs in the third. Lake Erie’s Kemuel Thomas-Rivera led off with a double and a Crushers’ base hit followed by two walks led to the pair of runs.
Ethan Skender hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and the Otters scored three runs in the fifth inning to trim the deficit to two runs.
Jomar Reyes hit the key two-out, two-RBI double in the fifth.
Evansville would get no closer to Lake Erie as the Crushers scored three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings.
The Otters scored once in the eighth on a Bryan Rosario single and twice more in the ninth courtesy of a fielders’ choice and Skender RBI hit.
All nine Otters recorded a hit and Evansville finished with five extra-base hits. They scored in five different innings. Quiggle and Myers both advanced on-base streaks to 16 games.
James Krick and Hunter Kloke pitched scoreless outings from the bullpen.
The Otters face the Crushers for the final time Thursday evening from Avon, Ohio with a 6:05 PM CT scheduled first pitch. The game will be broadcast on the Otters Digital Network and simulcast on FloSports.
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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