RECAP | Otters’ 16 hits not enough in defeat to Wild Things
Evansville, Ind. – Evansville tied a season-best 16 hits but fell to the Washington Wild Things 8-6 Friday night at Bosse Field.
The Otters scored in five innings but stranded 11 runners and never led in Friday’s game. The Wild Things worked nine walks and scored in five innings.
Evansville stole eight bases - tied for the second most in a game in Otters’ history.
Washington hit a two-out two-RBI base hit in the ninth inning that amounted to the game winning runs.
The Otters notched three hits in the ninth inning to score two runs but the game-tying run at the plate struck out to end the game.
Jomar Reyes led Evansville’s offense with a four-hit night and three runs. Kona Quiggle also batted for four hits and led the Otters’ with three RBIs.
The two teams traded runs in the first inning. Gary Mattis made his season debut, leading off the game with a hit and scoring the Otters’ first run.
Washington retook the lead on a two-run home run in the third and added another run in the fourth.
Evansville answered with a run in the fourth on a Quiggle RBI single.
However, the Wild Things took advantage of three walks in the fifth inning and plated two runs to push the lead to four.
Another Quiggle RBI hit in the sixth inning trimmed the deficit and an eighth inning Jake Green RBI single cut the lead back to two runs. The Otters’ left the game tying run stranded in the eighth inning.
Jon Beymer worked 2.2 scoreless innings from the bullpen with two strikeouts.
Eighth of nine Otters’ recorded at least a hit as Evansville placed a runner in scoring position in every inning. Ethan Skender hit a double to advance his on-base streak to 17 games.
The Otters and Wild Things face off in the middle game of the series as part of Back to School Night on Saturday. Fans who donate an unopened, unused school supply item will receive a free GA ticket to the game. First pitch is slated for 6:35 PM CT.
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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