Rumble Ponies take two of three from Sea Dogs on Saturday, Sunday

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The Binghamton Rumble Ponies continue to surge up the standings in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division.

Over the weekend, the Ponies had an opportunity to continue to climb the ladder to the top of the standings, and they took full advantage.

Starting on Saturday, Binghamton continued on with their seemingly never-ending series with the Portland Sea Dogs.

Arismendy Alcantara led the way offensively, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored, including the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th, as the Ponies beat Portland 5-4.

Then, the two met again on Sunday as part of a doubleheader.

Bingo held a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th inning.

But, the Sea Dogs busted through for four runs and then shut down the Ponies bats in the 7th to earn a 4-2 win in game one.

In game two though, it was Binghamton who got some late-inning heroics.

Trailing 3-2 in the top of the 6th, Kevin Kaczmarski put the Ponies in front for good with a grand slam, giving them a 6-3 lead.

Portland tried to rally in the bottom of the 7th, scoring twice to make it a one-run game.

But, Joe Zanghi shut the door, giving the Ponies a split of the twin bill.

After going 2-1 over the weekend, and 4-2 in Portland, the Ponies now find themselves tied for first place in the division with Trenton, a team they’ll see twice this month.

With today off, Binghamton gets back to work tomorrow in Harrisburg against the Senators.

First pitch is at 6:30 pm.

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