June 18, 2018
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Binghamton Mets sweep slumping Sea Dogs

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Binghamton Mets completed a four-game sweep over the Portland Sea Dogs with a 7-2 win in the series finale Sunday at NYSEG Stadium.

Rylan Sandoval started the scoring early with a bases-loaded double to right that scored three runs for Binghamton (9-7). Matt Den Dekker followed with a double to right that scored Sandoval and put the B-Mets up 4-0 after the second inning.

Portland’s Brock Huntzinger rebounded to pitch a scoreless fourth, but labored again in the fourth. Huntzinger (0-4) retired the first hitter of the inning, but allowed a bunt single and a run-scoring triple to Sandoval to put the Mets up 5-0.

Collin McHugh followed suit with the three previous Binghamton starters in the series and shut down the Sea Dogs’ lineup. It wasn’t until the fifth that Portland scored its first run. Ronald Bermudez reached on an error and scored on an RBI fielder’s choice by Derrick Gibson. McHugh (3-1) pitched six innings and allowed the one unearned run on two hits, walked two and struck out six.

The Sea Dogs waited until the ninth to tally their second run. Oscar Tejeda reached on a leadoff single and eventually scored on a two-out infield single by Ryan Dent.

The Sea Dogs continue their seven-game road trip with the first game of a three-game series against the New Britain Rock Cats Monday at 6:35 p.m.

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