Wild Things rally to down Otters

Evansville, Ind. – The Washington Wild Things scored eight unanswered runs to defeat the Evansville Otters 9-5 Saturday night at Bosse Field.

Washington plated five runs in the sixth inning to erase a four run Otters’ lead.

A single and walk started the sixth inning for the Wild Things with a double then plating the first run. A hit by pitch walked in another run to cut Evansville’s lead to 5-3. The Otters were an out away from escaping the inning but Washington hit a bases clearing double to go ahead 6-5.

Evansville mounted five runs on 11 total hits on Saturday. The Otters tied the game at one in the third inning. Gary Mattis led off with a base hit, Noah Myers doubled and a groundout scored Mattis.

The Otters took the lead in the fourth inning, plating three runs. Jomar Reyes led off with a single. A walk and hit-by-pitch loaded the bases.

Bryan Rosario poked a ball into centerfield scoring two on a single. The third run of the inning scored on a wild pitch.

Kona Quiggle tripled to lead off the fifth inning and Reyes notched an RBI hit to extend the Otters’ lead to 6-2.

After taking the lead, the Wild Things scored three more runs in the seventh inning for insurance.

Braden Scott received the loss despite an incredible start, allowing just two base runners in the first five innings. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts across 5.1 innings.

Reyes led the Otters’ offense with three hits. He’s totaled seven hits through the first two games of the series. Quiggle and Myers added multi-hit days to Evansville’s offensive attack.

All nine Evansville starting batters reached base. The Otters stranded 10 runners on base.

The Otters face the Wild Things in the series finale on Sunday afternoon with a 12:35 PM CT first pitch from Bosse Field. A Dog Days of Summer game means discounted hot dogs with fans encouraged to bring their dogs.

All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage available for free on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.

The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.