EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A thunderstorm of hits put the Wild Things in a hole, then a thunderstorm from the sky put them out of their misery as Washington lost a 7-1 decision to Evansville in a game called after five innings because of rain at Bosse Field Saturday night.
The Otters scored three times in the fifth on one hit, a three-run home run by Stephen Marino gave the Otters their six-run lead. That’s when the clouds opened and, about an hour later, the game was called.
Marino also drove in a run in Evansville’s three-run third inning. J.R. Higley had a two-run triple to make it 4-0. Evansville scored a run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by John Nester that scored Higley.
Washington managed its run in the fourth inning when A.J. Nunziato doubled in Stewart Ijames. That was the only run Matt Zielinsky would allow Washington over five innings. He struck out seven and walked three.
Washington fell to .500 at 22-22.