Michael Conforto stroked a two-out RBI single to center field, propelling the Binghamton Mets to a 6-5 walk-off win over the New Britain Rock Cats Sunday at NYSEG Stadium. Conforto's second walk-off hit of the month gave Binghamton their first home sweep of the season. Eudy Pina added his first career Double-A homer to aid the B-Mets in their fourth straight win. New Britain scored before Binghamton could even bat, taking their first lead of the series. Trevor Story doubled two batters into the game and was driven in on a two-out single to center field by Pat Valaika.
Trevor Story went 2-4 with a double, a home run, and two RBI. The performance brought his batting average back up to .300 after a bit of a slump. The home run was his ninth of the season.
Tommy Murphy also hit his ninth home run of the year.
Alex Balog tossed five scoreless innings for the Nuts (30-33) in his first California League start. The Nuts got two unearned runs in the first against Blaze (24-39) starter Eddie Campbell (W, 3-2). In the sixth, things unraveled for the Nuts. Matt Pierpont (L, 3-2) could not record an out and allowed six runs. The Nuts had to use three pitchers in the inning as the Blaze sent 12 to the plate. In the seventh, the Blaze added another four runs while sending eight to the dish.
Much like Story, Raimel Tapia had been in a bit of a mini-slump but this game got him back over .300 (.305 to be exact) going 3-5 with a double and an RBI.
Jordan Patterson continues to rake, grabbing another two hits including a double.
Austin Aune had a huge game for the visiting Charleston RiverDogs on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Asheville Tourists 10-5. The designated hitter finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, and an inside-the-park Home Run.
The eventual inside-the-park Home Run plated three runs and blew the game open.
In the bottom of the eighth, Max White plated two with a single into right. Drew Weeks later scored White with a double down the third base line. Chris Breen's lead-off Home Run in the top of the ninth was the final run of the game, but Aune still had one more at-bat. The left-hander was a single shy of the cycle and drove one off the centerfield wall. Aune decided to forgo the cycle and ended up standing at second base with his second double of the day.
Drew Weeks was the only tourists with multiple hits, going 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
Max White drove in two and scored two with a hit and a walk.
Albuquerque only managed one hit in this game -- a triple from Drew Stubbs who scored on a Cristhian Adames sacrifice.
Yohan Flande pitched six innings, giving up three runs on nine hits. He walked two, struck out one, and gave up a home run.