Big third inning sparks Otters victory

Big third inning sparks Otters victory

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -After scoring four runs in their previous three exhibition games, the Otters were able to score six in the first three innings Wednesday, en-route to an 8-2 win over the Black Sox.

An RBI single by Mike Rizzitello scored Justin Erby and put the Otters on the board in the second inning.

The Otters then blew the game wide open in the third.

Taylor Lane hit a two-run RBI double, Rizzitello smacked another RBI single to give him two on the day, and Erby added another RBI single as part of a five-run third inning to give the Otters a commanding 6-1 lead.

After the Black Sox scored another run in the seventh, the Otters added two more runs in the ninth on an RBI double from Anthony Maselli and a sac fly from Hunter Cullen.

Wednesday’s game was also Education Day, where a large number of students and teachers from elementary to high school levels from the Evansville area came out and supported the Otters at Bosse Field.

With the preseason in the books, the Otters will turn the page and look forward to opening the 2019 Frontier League regular season when they face the Southern Illinois Miners on Friday, May 10 at 6:35 p.m. from Bosse Field.

Tune into Friday’s game on 91.5 FM WUEV and the Otters Digital Network via YouTube while following the Otters’ Facebook and Twitter Pages for all the latest scores and updates. David Nguyen will have the play-by-play along with Bill McKeon as the analyst.

The Otters will open the 25th season celebration against the Southern Illinois Miners on May 10 at Bosse Field.

Courtesy: Evansville Otters

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