Otters drop middle game of series to Wild Things


The Evansville Otters had their three-game winning streak snapped as they fell 8-3 to the Washington Wild Things on Saturday night at Wild Things Park.

Washington got on the board first with four runs in the second inning. Mike Hill came through with an RBI single to open the scoring. Then with two on, Brett Marr drilled a two-run triple and then scored himself on the play when the throw to third was wild.

The Otters got three runs back in the top of the third. Toby Thomas had an RBI groundout and then Jeff Gardner drilled a two-run single to bring the Otters within one run.

Washington added another run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double from Kyle Pollock.

Carter McEachern drove in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth to make it a 6-3 game.

McEachern then drove in his second run of the game with an RBI double in the eighth. Roman Collins then doubled home McEachern to make it an 8-3 game.

Thomas Dorminy picks up the win for the Wild Things after throwing 7.2 innings, allowing three unearned runs while racking up 10 strikeouts.

Austin Nicely takes the loss for the Otters, his third of the season. Nicely tossed six innings, allowing six runs, five earned, while allowing seven hits and striking out four.

The two teams will wrap up their three-game set with a rubber match tomorrow at 5:35 p.m. ET at Wild Things Park.


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