DiGiacomo homer scores only run in series opening loss

DiGiacomo homer scores only run in series opening loss

    Evansville Otters

July 9, 2024 – Frontier League (FL)
Press release from the Evansville Otters

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania – The Evansville Otters began their six-game road trip with a 7-1 loss to the Washington Wild Things on Tuesday.

For the third time in four meetings at Wild Things Park this year, the Otters (20-32) scored first against the Wild Things (34-17), but then lost the lead and found no answer.

Washington starter Malik Barington (3-2) dominated on the mound, pitching six innings and allowing just one run on three hits. Otters’ Tristan Harvin (2-4) took the loss as the starter allowed all runs in five innings.

The bullpen was outstanding for Evansville, pitching three innings and seeing just nine batters. Jakob Meyer struck out two in as many innings and managed a double play in the seventh inning to prevent a leadoff base hit. In the eighth inning, Chip Korbacher managed a one-two-three with a strikeout.

To start the game, Giovanni DiGiacomo struck out first into right field. After stealing second base and advancing to third on a wild pitch, David Menham brought him home with a fielder’s choice RBI.

In the first half of the home game, the Wild Things answered the Otters’ only run of the night by scoring a point due to a miscommunication in the Evansville defense.

They took the lead with two home runs in the third inning, scored four more on just as many hits to take a 5-1 lead and closed the scoring with two more runs in the fifth inning.

Devlin Zinn led the offense with two of the team’s five hits and stayed strong with the bat on a night of two of three hits.

Tomorrow, the Otters will look to win their first game of the year against Washington. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. CT. Coverage will be available on the Otters Digital Network and FloBaseball.

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

The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Indiana. Stay up to date with the Evansville Otters by visiting or following the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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