Otters drop seesaw battle to Boulders


Pomona, NY – The Evansville Otters concluded a six game road trip with a back and forth 7-5 loss to the New York Boulders Sunday evening at Clover Stadium.

New York scored four straight runs off the Otters’ bullpen from the sixth to the eighth innings.

The Otters stranded the bases loaded in the seventh and eighth innings.

Jeffrey Baez gave Evansville their first lead of the game on a RBI single in the fifth inning. Jake Green led off the frame with a single and scored the go-ahead run for a 4-3 Otters’ lead.

New York retook the lead in the sixth on a two RBI double.

The Boulders added insurance in the seventh as a walk and a stolen base followed by a two-out base hit scored the eventual game winning run. New York added one more run in the eighth courtesy of an RBI double to bring the lead to three.

New York took an early lead on a two-run home run in the first inning and added another on a solo blast to lead-off the second.

Evansville responded in the third inning plating three runs to tie the ballgame. Green started the charge with a two-out base hit. Noah Myers followed with a single.

Kona Quiggle brought in the first run with a base hit and Dakota Phillips followed with a two-RBI knock.

Ethan Skender hit a two-out RBI double in the ninth inning to cut the deficit to two runs but the game-tying run grounded out to end the game.

The Otters’ starting pitcher Justin Watland did not factor into the decision, allowing three runs over 4.2 innings with three strikeouts.

Myers and Quiggle both extended their on-base streaks to 20 games. Skender led the offense with three hits. Evansville finished with 12 total hits but stranded 11 runners.

Evansville returns home to open a six-game homestand against the Florence Y’alls on Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 6:35 PM CT from Bosse Field as part of a Fifth Third Bank Family Night.

Families of four can receive four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips and four drinks all for $40 ($55 value). Click here for more information.