Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | BataviasBest.org
A three-run ninth inning wasn’t enough for the Batavia Muckdogs in the second game of a three-game set with West Virginia yesterday at Dwyer Stadium. The ‘Dogs trailed the Black Bears 4-0 after four innings, and 7-3 heading into the final frame, but their offense continued to battle and made things interesting for the 563 fans in attendance – and eventually lost the game by a final score of 7-6.
Batavia right fielder Jerar Encarnacion remained red-hot for the ‘Dogs offense on Tuesday, recording a 2/5 night, including a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI. He was the only Batavia batter with a multi-hit game vs the Black Bears’ pitching staff, who hurled six different pitchers at the Muckdogs.
Batavia starter Humberto Mejia went 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, and just 2 earned runs, but his defense let he and the rest of the ‘Dogs pitching staff down by committing three errors throughout the night – which led to three unearned runs. That was the difference in the game.
The rubber game between Batavia (2-3) and West Virginia (1-4) will take place tonight at the Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.