RECAP | Otters use big fifth inning to roll past Boulders
Pomona, NY – The Evansville Otters defeated the New York Boulders 7-3 behind a six-run fifth inning and six shutout innings from Parker Brahms Friday night at Clover Stadium.
The Otters got off to a big start in their first ever trip to Clover Stadium as Noah Myers hit a leadoff home run to left field to start the game.
Brahms dominated from the mound, allowing just three baserunners over six innings with a season-high nine strikeouts. He worked three in-order frames and never allowed multiple runners to reach in any inning.
Evansville blew the game open with six runs in the fifth inning. George Callil started the inning with a double before Myers followed with his third hit of the day, scoring Callil.
With two outs, the Otters strung together four straight hits. Dakota Phillips and Jomar Reyes hit RBI singles before Ethan Skender hit a two-RBI double off the left field wall.
Bryan Rosario capped the scoring with a run-scoring hit.
New York scored three runs in the eighth inning on four singles and a walk. Jon Beymer entered with two runners on to strike out the last batter of the inning.
Jake Polancic pitched a scoreless ninth inning to secure the win.
Brahms moved his season record to 4-1 and earned his third quality outing of the year.
Myers hit his 11th home run of the season and his third leadoff blast of the year. He extended his on-base streak to 18 games. Evansville garnered hits from eight of nine batters for 13 total hits.
Jomar Reyes hit two singles to extend his hit streak to 10 games.
Evansville looks to clinch the series win on Saturday facing New York from Clover Stadium with a 5:35 PM CT 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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