Wild Things defeat Otters
The Washington Wild Things opened a three-game series at Evansville with a 6-3 victory over the Otters on Saturday in Frontier League play.
The Wild Things scored a pair of runs in each of the second, fourth, and sixth innings on their way to victory.
The 4-5-6 hitters paced the Wild Things' offense.
Catcher Pat O'Brien, third baseman Lance Koenig, and shortstop David Reaver were a combined 7 for 12 with six runs scored and three runs batted in.
Washington pitcher Brendon Davis allowed one run on five hits in six innings to get credit for the win. He struck out eight and walked just one. Closer Jim Popp pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to earn the save.
Evansville starter Chris Pillsbury was tagged for six runs on 10 hits in 51/3 innings.
Relievers Nathan Stone and Donny Langdon held Washington scoreless over the final 32/3 innings.
Otters' Designated hitter Juan Downing, center fielder Steve Martin, and left fielder Terrence McClain each collected two hits in the game.
The Wild Things (7-3) maintain first-place in the East Division.
The series with Evansville (4-6) resumes today at 7:05 p.m.