Rumble Ponies 3, RubberDucks 2
Tanner Tully was solid for the RubberDucks. The problem was Tommy Wilson was just that much better in a one-run win for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday in front of 6,971 fans at Akron's Canal Park.
Nellie Rodriguez doubled in the bottom of the second to score Connor Marabell and Mitch Longo. The Ducks (15-27, 49-62) managed just one more hit the rest of the way as Wilson (4-4, 4.56) allowed just four hits and two walks with one strikeout in seven innings.
Tully (6-9, 4.54) gave up three runs — all earned — on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.
Game 2 of the three-game series begins at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Right-hander Eli Morgan (5-2, 3.41) will start for the Ducks, and the Rumble Ponies haven’t announced their starter.
— Brad Bournival, ABJ/Ohio.com correspondent