Ponies’ Michael, Tebow have big weekend on the diamond

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After being swept in four games at the hands of the Akron RubberDucks, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies came into Monday trying to get back on course.

Despite being on the wrong side of the score, the Ponies had a chance to get a win in all those games.

Two guys helped give the Ponies life.

Levi Michael and Tim Tebow both had themselves some solid showings in those four outings.

Michael went a combined 9-for-17 while scoring four runs. Meanwhile, Tebow smacked at least one hit in all four games, and was able to extend his hit streak to a season-high 11 games.

Earlier Monday, Tebow talked about what’s been going right for him lately.

“I think it’s just work. Working with Rojas, and Scooch, and Rivera. Just getting more used to it, just trying to put together good at-bats. Laying off certain pitches, trying to have a little more discipline in the strike zone. But, at the same time, being aggressive. It’s kind of a hard balance to have. Then, I think, the fundamentals that we’re working on, trying to have a better swing,” he said.

Rumble Ponies Manager Luis Rojas felt his team was able to hang around against the top team in the Eastern League, but also is looking for some areas to improve heading into this next series.

“We need to keep playing well fundamental sound baseball in order for us to keep staying in games. And our pitching, which I think is one of the things that needs to step up, our starting pitchers did a good job in the series. So, if we keep getting that consistently, I think the results that we’re looking for, we’re going to start getting them on our side,” Rojas says.

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