Evansville swept at Washington


WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Evansville Otters could not find enough offense to match pace with the Washington Wild Things, falling 9-1 in the series finale.

Washington scored right away in the first, using back-to-back RBI singles from Andrew Czech and Cam Balego to grab a 2-0 lead.

In the second, the Otters believed they had scored on an RBI infield single from Bryan Rosario, but the call was reversed after a meeting between the umpires.

In the home half of the second, Wild Things’ offense continued as Devon Fisher and Wagner Lagrange each hit two-run home runs to extend the lead to 6-0.

The lead expanded once again in the fifth when Ian Walters drove in a pair of runs with a double. A third run scored in the fifth as Tristan Peterson drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.

The Otters finally found the run column in the sixth, using a pair of stolen bases from Miles Gordon to their advantage. After getting to third base, Gordon scored easily on J.R. Davis’ sacrifice fly to center.

The 9-1 scoreline would hold to the end, granting Washington a series sweep of the Otters, their first since 2010.

Evansville is still in a position to claim a playoff spot as soon as Friday. They would need a win and Lake Erie loss to get it done.

The regular season concludes with a three-game set in Florence beginning Friday night at 6:05 p.m. CT from Thomas More Stadium. Audio-only coverage can be found on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.